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sorry, i know this is a very basic question, but i was browsing newegg and...

it seems intel has 3 newer sockets, and im wondering which one to go with.

1155 - seems to take more wattage, so seems like i dont need it
1156 - seems to take less wattage, seems like a better choice
1366 - seems to have much higher wattage, but seems like higher end model cpus are designed for it


im not looking for a high power machine for scientific calculations so i dont think i need six cores, so i think 1366 is out of the question.

what i am looking for is something more easily overclockable, so is the 1155 processor with 32nm better for this? or the 1156 that uses slightly less watts but 45nm?

just looking for opinions here, i know the cheaper processors are generally more overclockable because they're the same thing as the more expensive ones at a slower speed.

also sorry if my system specs are not updated im currently using a laptop with core i5 dual core etc...
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1155 is the way to go right now. Sandy Bridge CPUs are very efficient and can overclock extremely well. In addition, you'll be able to upgrade to 1155 Ivy Bridge when it comes out.

Socket 2011 (coming out next year) is the future of the high end market though.
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1366 are best for overclocking by tweeking if you get a cherry picked chip, but its a dieing socket now.

Sandys are muiltiplyer only so its boring to overclock but they go very high.
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1366 are best for overclocking by tweeking if you get a cherry picked chip, but its a dieing socket now.

Sandys are muiltiplyer only so its boring to overclock but they go very high.
1366 better then 1155 for overclocking? What are you smoking.
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1366 better then 1155 for overclocking? What are you smoking.
I think he's saying that in 1366 you have to spend more time tweaking your system to get a decent overclock out of it. Why that is a good thing is beyond me.
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1366 is basically obsolete already. I would not recommend buying a 1366 mobo. 1155 2600k would be the best choice today. OR wait a bit until 2011 comes out.. can't wait until evga releases the sr2 successor - dual socket 2011
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I think he's saying that in 1366 you have to spend more time tweaking your system to get a decent overclock out of it. Why that is a good thing is beyond me.
Exactly. Id rather have my overclock done on 5 minutes then tweaking for hours
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1155 aka Sandybridge is the newest and latest technology. It supports Intel's fastest and greatest sockets as of right now.

1366 and 1156 were the previous generation sockets. They are still fantastic sockets with great processors, but they are a little more power hungry and not as easy to overclock as 1155.

1155 combined with any z68 chipset motherboard will give you the results you are looking for; very easy overclocking compared to previous generations, and low wattage and heat because of the 32nm process. (the smaller the architecture, the less heat!)
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