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Ok so far all you guys have been very helpful, but now i am torn between a 1155 build and a 1366 build. My concerns are that the 1366 is nearing the end of its life with the release of the 1155 socket and soon to be the 2011 socket. My concern is that if i build a system with a i7 970 or 990x will i just be wasting money. I understand that both these chips would kill a i7 2600k but should i save money and get the 1155 build and hope that a hexa core will be released for the 1155 socket, or build a 1366 and then not upgrade again until late 2012 or early 2013. The 1366 build comes out to about $3500.00 + the 300 i already spent on my water cooling loop. the 1155 build will come out to $2700.00. But when i go to upgrade the 1366 build it will require an entirely new system but if i go with the 1155 i would just upgrade to the hexa core processor. My question is will the ivy bridge be based on the 1155 socket or will it be on the 2011 socket. and before any one asks i want a hexa core because i will be rendering and doing 3d animation when i go to college and the reason i cant wait is because i start in the summer and the new stuff ill not be out yet. Also would their be a performance difference between dual channel and triple channel?

Build option #1:
COOLER MASTER HAF X 942
Asus Maximus IV
i7 2600k
16 gigs of G.Skill Rip Gaw ram @ 1333MHz (would overclock to 1600 or higher)
x2 MSI GeForce GTX 580's
Corsair 1200 AX psu (just so i never would have to buy another if i upgrade)
Some SSD's

Build option #2:
same case
Asus Rampage III
i7 970 or 990x (havent decided)
12gigs of Corsair Dominator GT @ 2000MHz
same cards
same psu
some SSD's aswell
post #2 of 18
Option 1. Once overclocked, SB eats even the six core i7s alive and there will be some 8 cores released for 1155 I think.
 
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Err, neither of those chips would KILL a 2600K, and for your money, the 2600K is absolutely 100% the way to go.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/18

More relevant section:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/t...2100-tested/17
Edited by Catalyst218 - 5/8/11 at 11:43am
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What are you going to run that takes real advantage of hyper-threadding? In 90% of games (or thereabouts), the i5 2500k will perform identically to the i7 for an awful lot less. Regardless, I'd go with sandy bridge.
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post #5 of 18
+1 for 1155

Better value, overclocking headroom, and future expandability.

Not really any noticeable difference between dual channel and triple channel in real-world applications.

edit:

There will be Ivy Bridge CPUs made for both 1155 and 2011 AFAIK
Edited by AgentHydra - 5/8/11 at 12:00pm
     
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post #6 of 18
i7-2600k is the best way for you to go. It benches better then the 970 and 990 in rendering. The Sandy Bridge chips are no joke, they are insane. My vote for 1155 and from what I have read Ivy bridge will be on 1155 socket, but I could have miss read something.
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post #7 of 18
I vote for i7 2600K, too. There is no doubt here.
If you upgrade to SB now, you will be able to use 22nm processors
in the future, as Intel said some of the IB processors will be compatible
with 1155. But honestly, I would buy the i5 2500k. Do you actually need HT?
    
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post #8 of 18
Go with the 2600K build!
post #9 of 18
I would just buy 2 580's and wait till Ivy Bridge release.
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post #10 of 18
1155 no question.
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