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AMD Athlon II X3 or X4? help plz

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July 23, 2010 6:02:22 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
and
MSI 870-G45 AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

or 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?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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 6:04:04 PM

For workstation task's a quad core is better than a tri core. Some x3's will unlock to an x4, but it's not worth taking the chance.

Neither CPU is ideal though.

FIll out form in sticky, link in sig if you want better advice.
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