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AMD II X3 or X4?

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July 23, 2010 5:53:55 PM

building 1st pc

i am looking to buy the

AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX
MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

should i upgrade to a

AMD Athlon II X4 630 Propus 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor ADX630WFGIBOX
but keep the same mother board?

would that be worth the extra $23

I plan to use this pc for Graphic Design Software

ex. Photoshop, Illustraotr, Flash, etc.

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July 23, 2010 6:54:28 PM

the exra core will help for threaded programs, so yea I'd say you'd see improvments with photoshop, most graphics programs that i've seen do multithreads so 4 cores will render faster than 3 for ya :D 
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July 23, 2010 7:23:36 PM

I would say it's worth it, especially if your running more than one of those programs at the same time.