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Don't listen to this guy.

2600k outperforms 980x in gaming and other applications that doesn't use multi-cores.

Other 1366 CPUs are owned by Sandy Bridge.

So A) Go 1155
B) Wait 2011
ok if you clock a SB cpu to 4ghz and a i7 to 4ghz your talking very small differences here. Plus the original i7's are faster in folding and i believe not 100% sure there faster in rendering and with gaming your talking a very small increase maybe a few fps either way.
post #12 of 28
I say stay with the P55, just get some ddr3 2000 and be done.
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I personally went with X58. I didn't want to wait more months just to get latest gen that won't bring me more than 6 cores but instead probably a very high price. The only thing that is cool about LGA2011 is the native SATA III support. SATA III implementation on X58 is a joke. The day I'll upgrade is the day graphics cards require PCI Express 3.0
    
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Everyone else already covered it. There's really nothing worth the while/money to upgrade to (except maybe Sandy Bridge, but your current will still be fine). Moving to LGA1366 of all things now, new, no way, especially from where you are (it'd be a lateral, seriously). Wait for Ivy Bridge. Upgrading to the next generation generally yields small increases (unless it's Pentium 4 to Core 2, but those jumps are rare). I'd say stick with what you have and bide time since you have no pressing needs. When Ivy Bridge rolls around, then you can choose between it, cheaper Sandy Bridge's, or Bulldozer.
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2011 man. Wait for it as it will be MUCH faster than the old gen.
 
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post #16 of 28
X58 is still one of the best in some tasks it's faster than SB. Choice is Yours
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post #17 of 28
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Thanks so much for your help guys!

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I say stay with the P55, just get some ddr3 2000 and be done.
Will DDR3 2000 make a noticeable difference, or should I just stick with my 1333 and wait for LGA2011 before getting new memory? (Or will a LGA2011 MoBo take the same sticks of RAM?)
 
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post #18 of 28
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ok if you clock a SB cpu to 4ghz and a i7 to 4ghz your talking very small differences here. Plus the original i7's are faster in folding and i believe not 100% sure there faster in rendering and with gaming your talking a very small increase maybe a few fps either way.
It depends on what you're talking about.

The original Core i7 is not faster "in general". It only competes if you compare a six core variant that costs like two times as much, if not more, and then that's still only in tasks that are heavily threaded (rendering, maybe folding). The Core i7 970, 980x, 990x, those compete in thread-heavy tasks, but they also cost more, consume more power, and generate more heat, and then the Sandy Bridge is still faster clock for clock, in games, and in most general stuff. It's IPC is higher.

The best way to put it would be to say that it'd be like comparing, say, a Core 2 Duo to an Athlon II X3. The Core 2 will be faster "in general" due to it's higher IPC, but the Athlon II will compete (either beating it or being close) in more heavily threaded stuff due to more cores/threads.

There's really next to no reason to get one new, right now, especially if you're already sitting on LGA1156.
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Will DDR3 2000 make a noticeable difference, or should I just stick with my 1333 and wait for LGA2011 before getting new memory? (Or will a LGA2011 MoBo take the same sticks of RAM?)
LGA2011 will use quad channel RAM, so if you want to take advantage of that (if not, why go with it in the first place?), you'll need more if your current RAM setup is less than four modules.
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Thanks so much for your help guys!



Will DDR3 2000 make a noticeable difference, or should I just stick with my 1333 and wait for LGA2011 before getting new memory? (Or will a LGA2011 MoBo take the same sticks of RAM?)
Not much difference. Only 1600 for the price is worth it when compared to 1333.

I would stick to P55 also for now and wait out on LGA 2011
     
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^Lol^

Op: I would definentaly wait for 2011. Intel's chip cycle goes tick, then tock. So when X58 came out it was tock. That means it was a chipset that improved lga 775's architecture. Then we went to Westmere, which was tick. Westmere introduced the first 32nm six cores, so it brought in new architecture (32nm) as opposed to improving the previous (45nm), thats why it's tick. Then we moved on the Sandy Bridge, with P67, which was a tock. It improved Westmere's 32nm chip. So next we'll have Ivy Bridge, 2011, which will be tick. It will be a new 22nm chip.

So I don't know why I just wrote that. I was going to come to some great point, but then I forgot.

I would keep what you have though, and buy later on. An i7 860 is still very very good. No point in upgrading every year if you don't have to. I'm going to upgrade my stuff in 2014 when broadwell comes out.
    
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