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I dunno... I expect i7 to go the way of the Pentium D.
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1156 my friend. DDR3 is now cheaper than DDR2 so it would be wasteful to go with old tech now.
    
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I dunno... I expect i7 to go the way of the Pentium D.
LOL, what, could you elaborate. There will always be something new around the corner. That is how computer hardware works. You'd never buy a system with that attitude.
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What I meant was that when the Pentium D came out a lot of people paid a lot of money for them. If you had an LGA775 Pentium D you had a better rig than someone with a Pentium 4.

But now look at the situation. A 3.0GHz Pentium D is the equivalent of maybe a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 at most with modern programs. Maybe 3.4GHz. And the people with LGA775 Pentium D rigs? They usually weren't much more upgradeable than the Socket 478 rigs. Look at all the mobos from that era; they support Pentium 4, Pentium D, and maybe some of the really early Core 2 Duos. Usually not, though. You ended up paying a whole lot more for something not a whole lot better.

I'm all for progress of technology. But I doubt I'll ever buy an i7, not when an i5 does just as well for my purposes and is more cheaply upgradeable.

(as for why I haven't upgraded already, I'm broke so I can barely afford $170 for a Q9550, let alone the $500 to upgrade to i5)
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What I meant was that when the Pentium D came out a lot of people paid a lot of money for them. If you had an LGA775 Pentium D you had a better rig than someone with a Pentium 4.

But now look at the situation. A 3.0GHz Pentium D is the equivalent of maybe a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 at most with modern programs. Maybe 3.4GHz. And the people with LGA775 Pentium D rigs? They usually weren't much more upgradeable than the Socket 478 rigs. Look at all the mobos from that era; they support Pentium 4, Pentium D, and maybe some of the really early Core 2 Duos. Usually not, though. You ended up paying a whole lot more for something not a whole lot better.

I'm all for progress of technology. But I doubt I'll ever buy an i7, not when an i5 does just as well for my purposes and is more cheaply upgradeable.

(as for why I haven't upgraded already, I'm broke so I can barely afford $170 for a Q9550, let alone the $500 to upgrade to i5)
I think I get what your saying. That could be the case but nobody really knows what the future holds for LGA1156 and LGA1366 (besides Clarksdale and i9). I do agree with you on the i5 being a great value. I am on a Phenom II system myself after all. Though really with an i7 920 and lower end X58 mobo a LGA1366 system doesn't have to cost a fortune. In my opinion it's not quite the same as the P4 478 and Pentium D LGA775. Not as it stands today at least. Though I will say anything above the i7 920 LGA1366 and i7 860 LGA1156 do not make much sense price to performance wise.
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