Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
Two years later, intel has still not come up with a reason for me to ditch my X58, and E5645. Chips aren't a lot faster than when I paid $450 for this guy a lifetime ago.
Yeah, any LGA1366 processor, as long as it's not the first batch of i7's, you can probably get some use out of it until at least Skylake (2015.) If anyone does have an old i7, you might want to start thinking of upgrading sooner. Although if something goes wrong, like your board goes out, it might force you to upgrade though with LGA1366 being discontinued. Decent boards will become more scarce by next year.
On the other hand, I'll be upgrading to Haswell when it's released next year, or Broadwell if my timing doesn't work out. My i5-760 will only get me so far before I start noticing that I'm pushing it to the max, which I already have it OC to 4GHz so at least I'm giving myself some headroom there. My only issue is that I'm missing out on tech, like SATA III.