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Just upgrading the motherboard would be a good option right now if you want to keep the costs down. It does leave you in a situation where you will need to buy another mobo later on when you want to upgrade though.

Going from an i7 920 to an i5 2500k would probably be a step backwards in terms of the video editing you say you do. Hyperthreading will be much more useful to you than the small overclocking headroom you will gain from going to sandy bridge.

So I would say if you do want to go to socket 1155 you will need to upgrade to a 2600k to not be disappointed.

Might be better to upgrade to a good psu and maybe 8gb of dual channel memory now, then a second hand x58 motherboard. Then look at 1155 again when ivy bridge comes out upgrading motherboard and processor only.
Edited by Dr.m0x - 10/24/11 at 12:39am
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So the Ivy Bridge will be able to be used with a 1155 Sandy Bridge mobo?
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EVGA B-Stock has some cheap X58 motherboards:

http://www.evga.com/products/prodlist.asp?switch=20

EVGA X58 SLI Micro = $75 shipped
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So the Ivy Bridge will be able to be used with a 1155 Sandy Bridge mobo?
Correct. The only thing is you might need a BIOS update from the manufacturer for it to recognise the new chips.

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