AMD 3000+ is good enough for all tasks (one task at a time), with a good graphics card you can play any game without the cpu being a problem.
I have had to use CorelDraw 12 and Photoshop cs (at the same time), all this week, and like on any AMD, they're pretty slow at multi tasking.
Intel Core2Duo 6400 @ 3.4Ghz
4GB Geil 6400 Ultra
3 x 500 Gb Samsung HD
EVGA 8800 Ultra OC