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Considering upgrade.. wait or go for it?

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Basically im currently considering an upgrade on my pc, im considering buying into the 1366 Platform (and before people state it, i already know its going to be replaced) by buying an i7 950 or a 980x, and an EVGA x58 4way or a Gigabyte Sniper. But since i know the platform is being replaced (not sure when) im kinda wondering if its worth it to wait it out with my current system and buy another GTX580 and a couple new monitors (for nvidia surround).

Anyone got any ideas when the 1366 platform replacement will arrive and how much better it will be?
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IMO you should wait for Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge-E (whatever they end up calling it) or if you want to upgrade now go Sandy Bridge, not 1366.

Unless you want to do 3-Way SLI or 4-Way SLI 1366 is not worth upgrading from 1156.
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Overclock your i5 a bunch more, it has a lot more room - unless you are going for quad or tri sli, it would be a better upgrade at the moment to just grab another 580 and other monitors for surround and then upgrade the processor and motherboard when the 2011 socket comes out
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Technically Sandy Bridge is the next generation. 6 core sandy bridge should be out at the beginning of next year with extreme version processors. Then Ivy Bridge will completely replace it.
Me myself plan on upgrading to the Asus Rampage 3 Black Edition and going all out on this i7 970. If you already got one, might as well get two GTX 580's for surround and Battlefield 3 . Scaling is good and having this setup wont be beat until the smaller nm chipsets come out with the next generation, hopefully by the end of the year... As a daily gamer though, u might want to consider Sandy Bridge... Everything else like video editing, encoding, folding, might want to consider 6 cores...

http://img.hexus.net/v2/news/intel/SBE/MapB.jpg
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