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post #1 of 13
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which is better to get 1366 or 1155 socket
which mbo and cpu would you guys recommend
the budget is not yet determined

thanks in advance
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post #2 of 13
If your budget is bellow a grand for mobo and CPU then go 1155.

Simply because the performance per dollar from 1155 is much greater than 1366.
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post #3 of 13
I'd probably recommend 1155 if you are the casual gamer and internet browser. 1366 if you do alot of video editing and run alot of programs at once. And besides, you'll save more money! good luck!
post #4 of 13
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the thing is that it would be a gaming pc, so what would be better to get something like i7 950 or something like 2600K, and which mbo would be good with each, off course the cpu will be overclocked
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post #5 of 13
You would be better off getting an i5 2500K for what you're doing.
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post #6 of 13
For gaming purposes:

Mobo: Asus P8P67 Pro or ASRock Extreme 6 (both good overclocker and feature UEFI for easy BIOS navigation/control)

CPU: i5 2500k (overclocks great, most instances produces less heat than 2600k and plenty of power for gaming amongst other things)
post #7 of 13
Me.

I would go with the 1366 board. Triple channel memory, a faster chip depenidng on what you get. I love mine and havent had any issues with it. Though in saying that the i5-2600k I think it is, it's a very nice preformer without the added cost. For general use the i5 will be more then enough and gaming as well. If you want the best go with a 1366 board. But in all honesty if you could hold out go with ivy bridge when it's released late this year.

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My choice for parts with no budget would be;
Gigabyte G1 Assiasin (that thing is just specced to the limits)
i7 970
12GB 2000Mhz Ram

And wa-lah a gaming rig. Just add a dolop of GPU and a trimming of case, psu etc. And bamn a full gaming meal biggrin.gif
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post #8 of 13
i5 2500k since games don't use hyperthreading. You can pick one up in store at Micro Center for 180USD and there are many motherboards that will overclock well. I recommend Gigabyte boards. i5 2500k at 180usd is definitely the best choice if you have a MicroCenter around you. At my closest one they also sell i7 960 for 200usd and the 950 for the same price I believe.
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post #9 of 13
I got an e-mail the other day from Microcenter advertising a 2500K and an Asus mobo for $298. Don't know which board it was though and I deleted the e-mail since I am not in the market. Regardless, the 2500K is the way to go. You will need new memory with either option, but most of your other components will work for now. You will also need a new OS too. You can get the whole upgrade done for under $500 if you keep your 5850, HDD and PSU.
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post #10 of 13
I do not think it is worth it to go with 1366 unless you plan on going with gulftown. Otherwise 1155 and 2500k or 2600k is better.
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