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Are the LGA 2011 Boards worth upgrading from LGA 1366?

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I currently have An ASUS P6T6, got it in 2010 and was wandering if upgrading is worth it or should I wait for the next LGA platform?
Seams like the LGA 1366 had a small life span and I have read that it had ages old Tek. How long would the 2011 last
before Intel Stops production of that platform?

Also what would be the Successor LGA 2011 board from the P6T6?
Was looking at the new Rampage VI Boards ($500) but are they just to overkill?

My need would be to have a Fast System that can handle not only games but everything else from
Work applications to 2D and 3D Editing.

If you look at my Rig below, I would like to transfer my Current Ram and use my current components to Save money for
when I get a chance to grab one of the new R9 290 GPU Cards, and later a second one.
My current system is Water cooled and I would like to cool the north and south bridge too but I cant find anything full Block for the P6T6.

Because I already have Win 7 Pro installed on my SSDs, how do I know if the new LGA 2011s work with that OS or would I have to
start from scratch and install Win 8?

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This really depends on your financial situation, you already running a very high end system. Yes,lga 2011 is faster, but not by much. You might wanna just upgrade the GPU instead. if you got the cash, go for it. However, you would need to reinstall windows in most cases, going from ICH10R to Intel C600 ** (unless you uninstall your ICH10 drivers before you install the board,you might have a chance) to be honest the only real gain you're going to get is the PCIe 3.0.

but it's never a bad thing to keep up with the times esp if you're a pc enthusiast, like most of us here.
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If your only gaming there really is no need for a 2011 platform. But if you do video editing or lots of photoshop or programs like that then yes 2011 would be beneficial if you do it a lot and you are held back by your system. So if you are only gaming or doing light programs look into the 1150 platform or stick with what you have and maybe upgrade your gpu.
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