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I can see why someone might leave 1156 but 1366 still blows every game on the planet outta the water.
 
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Most people upgrading to the 1155 platform are not upgrading from 1366 or 1156 to begin with. The 1155 platform is the first new Intel platform I could afford since the days of the Pentium D.
    
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Originally Posted by Anthraxinsoup View Post
This. It's good for 775 and older stuff, but not for 1156 or 1366. I'm waiting for either 2011 or IB. IB-E will be on 2011 I hope.
ditto , my 870 does everything i need .. pushes my 6970 to the limit thats all i care about .

Upgrading to Sb will achieve nothing for me , some people just want the latest and greatest .

Not gonna deny it , wish i did have a 2600k though ill be patient and wait for the new cpu's before i go and take apart my machine .

A new cpu right now isnt necisary . Not for me , i dont fold , multitask or get a huge ego from my bechmark scores . So i dont lose sleep over it .
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ditto , my 870 does everything i need .. pushes my 6970 to the limit thats all i care about .

Upgrading to Sb will achieve nothing for me , some people just want the latest and greatest .

Not gonna deny it , wish i did have a 2600k though ill be patient and wait for the new cpu's before i go and take apart my machine .

A new cpu right now isnt necisary . Not for me , i dont fold , multitask or get a huge ego from my bechmark scores . So i dont lose sleep over it .
Yeah. I plan on 2011 so I can bench alot.
    
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If you have 1156 or 1366 you're better off doing following order of upgrades

- SSD
- gfx
- cpu/mobo

Like Xristo, I got a 1156 socket i7, combined with SSD, even though both parts are 'last gen' there is absolutely no requirement for more system grunt, everything I click opens almost instantly. My next upgrade will be the graphics, I don't anticipate having to upgrade my mobo/cpu until ivy bridge is bedded in. In fact, the system runs so well, I haven't even been bothered to OC it (and I've got liquid cooling lol).

intel goes tick tock with their upgrade cycles, us buyers are best off going with the tick or the tock never both (unless you have too much time and money lol). Those of us with 1156 sockets went with the tock (the refinement), sandy bridge was the tick (next gen) so for maximum bang for buck its wait till ivy bridge
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