Originally Posted by Sin0822
idk id recommend x58 just because its more mature and wont give users headaches. Plus CPU is cheaper, and there is little real world difference one would notice. As far as the OC goes, they SB OC a little better.
X58 isn't a more mature platform whatsoever. P67 natively supports hard drive greater than 3tb, P67 features INTEL DRIVEN sata 3 6gb port, which mean you can take advantage of the newer SSD coming on the market (Vertex 3 Intel 510, etc) won't run at the advertised speed if you are using a third party port. 1155 was based on the 1156 platform.
1155 socket heat output is just significantly lower than any 1366 based system. Air Cooling will do wonders. I brought my system to 4.8Ghz which was as far as I was willing to take my CPU, my cooler managed to keep it under 75C at full load and I couldn't even hear it.
I required a whooping 30 secs to achieve a stable 4.4Ghz OC with 1.296V, give it a few more mins to tweak all the features I didn't really need and I was rock stable in windows. And I'm no expert in the domain, how long would it take for an unexperienced user to OC his 1366 platform to the same level? How much more aggressive would you have to go on your cooling solution to achieve the same clock speed and remain dead silent?
But that's "little real world difference one would notice".
@Abs.exe How is 1366 dead exactly? Granted it might not be the top sellers in consumer level but fear not it is still the most widely used server platform. Mater of fact some of the newer Xeon 4/6 cores are adaptation of the new sandy bridge.
@OP If you really want to go with 1366 you could always look into MSI Big Bang X-Power, ASUS has a solid lineup for every price point as well. for 1155 ASUS has a solid lineup as well, I personally bought the P67 sabertooth and couldn't be any happier with it.Edited by TerryC - 6/3/11 at 2:30pm