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Here is a question on sockets.

So LGA775 came out in 2004 (correct me if I'm wrong) and we currently have 1366 and 1156 and in the next year we will have 2011 and 1155 correct?

So basically, where would a person like me upgrade to. I have a Q6600 and realize that I'm pretty much at the top of the LGA775 upgrade curve. If I'm going to commit to a new socket (motherboard, CPU, RAM) I want two things:

a) The socket has to last
b) There have to be upgrade options in that socket

I used to be AMD about 3 builds ago and have always loved the fact that their sockets are interchangeable minus a few differences. I know that won't be the same come bulldozer, but from bulldozer on it probably will be.

So where does someone like me even begin.
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post #2 of 18
If I were you and you wanna keep the same motherboard and upgrade the CPU and RAM if needed..


Gonna go with AM3+ or bulldozer. Because knowing AMD they will make the next processor refresh compatible with the first gen boards with a bios update. I cannot confirm this though, just an assumption
post #3 of 18
hmm..in my opinion I would take up the savings on 1366. There will no doubt be huge deals about and an i7 will last for a long time performance and longetivity wise if your cooling is up to par.
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post #4 of 18
I agree with 1366. I just got into it. Hopefully in a year or so when intel starts releasing all their new high end chips, the current 6 cores will drop to reasonable prices. And I will jump up to one of them.

Either way a current i7 should last for quite a while. Like someone said above if you really want the socket to last a few cpu's you should probably consider amd.
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post #5 of 18
I was wondering about this same thing.
But wont Sandy Bridge have i7 also?
I was saving some money to build my first rig, so with new Sandy Bridge coming out next year. Is it smart to build on 1155? or to save some little more and build 1366?
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I was wondering about this same thing.
But wont Sandy Bridge have i7 also?
I was saving some money to build my first rig, so with new Sandy Bridge coming out next year. Is it smart to build on 1155? or to save some little more and build 1366?
I would have to think sandy bridge (1155) will last longer then 1366. And yes sandy bridge will have an i7 (2600,2600k) and it looks to be a beast.
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post #7 of 18
I7 is an Enthusiast Socket and will have stuff for it awhile..

Sandy bridge is main stream stuff really... Ivy Bridge is the Enthusiast Socket of Sandy Bridge and it is due January 2012.

There for.. Id say wait for Ivy Bridge.. The 4 core versions of Ivy Should not be that expensive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post
I7 is an Enthusiast Socket and will have stuff for it awhile..

Sandy bridge is main stream stuff really... Ivy Bridge is the Enthusiast Socket of Sandy Bridge and it is due January 2012.

There for.. Id say wait for Ivy Bridge.. The 4 core versions of Ivy Should not be that expensive.
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wait til jan of 2012 to upgrade?? LOL



Go for 1155, it will be here in a few weeks... Get a quad with HT and rock it out... If your Q66 lasted this long, then a HT Quad will do you fine for the next couple years...
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post
I7 is an Enthusiast Socket and will have stuff for it awhile..

Sandy bridge is main stream stuff really... Ivy Bridge is the Enthusiast Socket of Sandy Bridge and it is due January 2012.

There for.. Id say wait for Ivy Bridge.. The 4 core versions of Ivy Should not be that expensive.
Ivy bridge is just the tock of sandy bridge and I see all socket 2011 processors being expensive. I can't wait to have a processor with 20 megs of L3
    
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