X4 620 to a Phenom II X6 1045T - worth it?

I have recently purchased a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Socket AM3+ AMD 970+SB950 Chipset and was thinking about the 8150 Bulldozer. But after reading review after review of how it is not great with single threading, I am thinking about the Phenom II x6 1045T.
So I am upgrading my present machine that has a x4-620 (which I find really lags) and the mobo is an asus M4A785-M.

I use my computer for photoshop, office, *lots of multi-tasking between programs*, some 3d, video editing, some compositing like AE
So, is this a good upgrade or should I stick with the Bulldozer FX-8150 for my CPU?

I will have 16 gig of RAM and not sure if I am going to overclock or not, depending on whether I feel like being risky.

System I am building:
-Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 Socket AM3+ AMD 970+SB950 Chipset
-CPU ?
-16 gig RAM
-120 gig SSD
-Video card TBA

Thank you in advance.
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  1. Go with the FX8320 over the FX8150. It is overall better CPU.
  2. Price point is quite high on that one for what I want. The 1045T is $99 bucks right now. The bulldozer is quite high too, but there might be a sale in the near future, so that is the only thing holding me back. The FX8320 is $179 Canadian (plus tax), so after taxes, I would be looking at $203 approx.
  3. The 1045 is going to be very similar to what you have except when you are using the additional 2 cores. Where you can use them it is worth the upgrade, similar comparison http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/105?vs=147
  4. the fx series preforms a little better than the phenom II series for the same price.
    better to go for the fx series.

    for the gpu, choose a firepro card instead of radeon since into editing and stuff....
  5. The FX6300 looks like a good price point and bet. Thanks for the link on comparisons. What are your thoughts on the FX6300? I can get that for $129.00
  6. It is a good choice over what you got.
  7. Thank you for that. It is really hard sometimes with each review I read. The proverbial "Wait for the next chip they release" is ubiquitous. The benchmarks are not great, but they are better than what I have. If I could find something in the same price point with better results, I would be all over it.
  8. Your usage calls for multi cores so at your price point the only offerings are AMD.
  9. I would get the FX-6300. If you could sell the x4 and cut the price down of the 1045t a little, I would do. I would probably buy it straight out if I really needed it.
  10. Yes I see that.
    I was looking at the comparison between the 8150 and the FX6300. They seem neck and neck in somethings, but not in others. What is the main reason to purchase the 8150?
  11. with the amd mainboard that you already bought....the only choice you have is the fx series
  12. First gen FX that is bulldozer FX8150 was a disappointment on release second gen piledriver FX6300, FX8320 and so on had several fixes so it makes them slightly more efficient and powerful clock for clock.
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