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So I am getting some cash In Feb. I am going to upgrade my system but I am between the 1155 socket and the 2011. Money not an issue but would like to get the best bang for the buck. Every thing is going to be going under water just want a reason to justify the 600-800 extra for the 2011 vs current sandy and future ivy.
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what will you use your rig for?
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sorry should of put that in there mainly gaming but some video editing for school but not really my focal point.
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2011 socket is so overkill if plan on gaming but if your doing video editing or encoding it's great. I would wait to see what the Ivy bridge does in extensive benchmarking before making the plunge. I think sandy bridge is awesome platform and will be a serious contender for the next 4+ years. I can't imagine a gpu setup that the average joe can afford that would cause it to be bottlenecked. I'm sure with the release of Ivy bridge you will find 2600k's for like $250 new all day long.
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Then a 2500K setup would be probably be the best bang for your buck.

But Feb is a while away, so ask again then.
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For gaming i can't recommend SB-E, unless your sporting multiple GPU's and Nvidia Surround etc (extra PCI-E lanes help).

Best bang for buck is an i5 2500k, Z68 build and is future proof with IB which is coming in a few months or so, SB-E will have quite a bit more longevity since IB-E is not til the end of 2012/Jan 2013 and even IB will be a slower platform in comparison to SB-E's raw processing capabilities.

If you don't wanna upgrade too often and want to stay on top of performance crown for longer go with SB-E, but i still find it hard to recommend from a gaming point. Plus the savings on 1155 is quite large in comparison.
 
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how multi-threaded is your usage genre?

2011 is an enthusiast platform and is in no way justified if you're not doing any major folding/ rendering/ plotting-to-kill-the-president/ etc.

I'd say 2600k/1155.
You have dual 560's, but 1155 and it's accompanying CPU's should keep SLI setups happy for a while.

Granted, I'm not quite sure if moving from a 1055T to a 2600k is just more of a sidegrade...

IMHO, if you're really bent on spending said future acquired cash, I would flip the 560's and drop it all on a 2500/600k, an SLI 1155 board, and the rest on 28nm GPU's.
That said, however, those 560's should handle anything you throw at them for at least another good year-and-a-half.
I don't see any major need to upgrade your setup, but to each his own.
Again: really depends on what you do with your computer.


edit: wow... mega ninja'd
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much appreciated on the info. yeah the 560's are going to stay in sig rig and be handed over to my nephew if he can hold a 3.7 gpa come the new year. Hmm 1155 it is then ty again.
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