CPU for picture editing

would this amd phenom II 545 work better or this amd II x3 425 work better for picture editing in photoshop/lightroom?

Athlon II x3 425
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103725

Phenom II 545
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103817

or any recommendations? budget for this would be about $150-200 with mobo. Does the 6mb l3 cache make a difference?
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  1. Get the X3, more cores, similar in performance clock for clock to the phenom, and with the right mobo you have a decent chance of unlocking the 4th core.
  2. Do you have a cooler for those?
  3. not yet but plan on getting the coolermaster 212 +
  4. how about getting the athlon phenom II x3 715 over the x3 445??
  5. wakko said:
    how about getting the athlon phenom II x3 715 over the x3 445??


    Can't beat that at $71.

    Combo deals look pretty light today - Here is an Asus M4A785TD-V / W7-64 OS combo for $180.

    GSkill 6GB (3 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 for $72.

    Around $450 with your cooler. I suspect it will run 14x250MHz without too much problem. Might unlock, too, but 3 fast cores at 3.5GHz/2500MHz IMC would cut like buddah
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