Originally Posted by unity100
it has the fastest performance in encryption with truecrypt. some people care for their data you know. currently there is no reasonably priced option other than 8150 for running stuff on an encrypted volume.
it would be stupid for someone to invest himself/herself in a socket that intel has ALREADY moved out. even sb-e will be outdated with ivy bridge - despite what they say. it has been intel's policy to force people to buy sockets.
someone with a 990fx mobo has a few years to go at least. not 6 months.
It having the fastest performance in encryption is great, something I did not know. The OP did mention encryption as a priority as well as 5 other things. Taking everything into consideration with AMD as the only option I'd still recomend the X6.
Also IIRC Ivy will use the same socket as sandy. And even if 1155 is EOL it doesn't change the fact that SB is a great chip. A dead socket is not going to stop me from using my sandy bridge for the next 3 years. While I agree that it sucks that Intel constantly forces socket changes with nearly every update at the end of the day it doesn't really matter. For me anyway when I build a new rig in three years or whenever so much has changed I'm more then likely going to want a new mobo. I would not want my 2500 in my old 775 board with DDR2 and only one 16 speed PCI express lane.
Also I mainly use processing power for gaming everything else I do on my PC is pretty light weight so take that into consideration as far as where my opinion is coming from.Edited by jtom320 - 11/28/11 at 7:05pm