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I'm getting 1366 because the microcenter near me has a i7 960 for 179.99 and my friend made the jump from x58 to 1155 he had almost no performance increase.
^I don't know, but I sorta doubt that...

i5 2500K and i7 2600K outperforms all other CPU's (desktop) atm. in almost all tests.

So I'd do this:

i5 2500K/i7 2600K
1155 mobo with minimum 8+2 Phase Power, SLI/CFX, good heatsinks, USB3
Or wait for Bulldozer or SNB-E

core I7 960 < i5 2500K or i7 2600K
Evga sli 3 x58 < ASRock P67 Extreme6 or Gigabyte P67 UD5
500gb caviar blue < 1Tb. Samsung SpinPoint F3 (+ maybe a 60-80Gb. SSD for OS)
Asus dvd = Good
Antec 300 < Cooler Master HAF 912+, CM Storm Scout, CM Storm Enforcer or Silverstone Raven RV03
Galaxy clocked gtx 470 < GTX570 or Radeon 2Gb. HD6950
I inc 25 1080p = ??
W7 HP = Fine
Crucial ballistix 2gbx3 < 4Gb./8Gb. G.Skill RipJawsX 1600Mhz. CL9


EDIT: Remember to buy a PSU. Preferably from these brands: Corsair, XFX, Enermax or Seasonic


Sell that X58 mobo and get going on the new parts

Hope it helped!
Edited by WhitePrQjser - 6/10/11 at 2:24pm
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post #12 of 16
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I'm getting 1366 because the microcenter near me has a i7 960 for 179.99 and my friend made the jump from x58 to 1155 he had almost no performance increase.
Fair enough... but 1155 is an increase non the less. You do realise 1366 will be obsolete in 6 months while 1155 will will support the new ivy bridge cpu's available at the start of 2012. socket 2011 is due out end of this year which is 1366 replacement. I dont think it is wise blowing all your cash on a more expensive 1366 system with less performance than sandybridge while 1155 sandybridge will continue to have new cpu's, revisions etc for a long while yet. Bang for buck it cant be beat

Dont get me wrong 1366 will do what you want it to do for a couple of years yet but 1155 beats 1366 in almost every department and costs less
Edited by Chewy - 6/10/11 at 2:14pm
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Fair enough... but 1155 is an increase non the less. You do realise 1366 will be obsolete in 6 months while 1155 will will support the new ivy bridge cpu's available at the start of 2012. socket 2011 is due out end of this year which is 1366 replacement. I dont think it is wise blowing all your cash on a more expensive 1366 system with less performance than sandybridge while 1155 sandybridge will continue to have new cpu's, revisions etc for a long while yet. Bang for buck it cant be beat

Dont get me wrong 1366 will do what you want it to do for a couple of years yet but 1155 beats 1366 in almost every department and costs less
^Agreed 100%

Will the first CPUs of Ivy Bridge seriously be 1155?
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^Agreed 100%

Will the first CPUs of Ivy Bridge seriously be 1155?
Correct

http://www.behardware.com/news/11447...atibility.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/143951/In...-Detailed.html
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Nice! Will there be any performance increase from SB to IB 1155?
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Changed I now have a samsung sh223 cooler master elite 430 msi p67a-gd55 4GB Crucial DDR3 3 Antec tricool blue I'm getting 2500k


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