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Which would you go for? Assuming the 875 is gonna cost me a little more; roughly 30 bucks. Is it worth staying with the LGA 1366 or is it safe to go with the LGA 1156. I really don't care too much about sandybridge, so unless you give me AMAZING prices I won't even consider it.
 
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Which would you go for? Assuming the 875 is gonna cost me a little more; roughly 30 bucks. Is it worth staying with the LGA 1366 or is it safe to go with the LGA 1156. I really don't care too much about sandybridge, so unless you give me AMAZING prices I won't even consider it.
Go I7 930 - 950, then you can get a 6 core later on when they are cheaper.

The I7 875 is as good as it gets with LGA 1156.
    
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1156 is on the way out with SB, 1366 has another six-ish months left and it'll be replaced as well...
Triple vs Dual channel..
PCIE lanes...
Those are about the only differences.
Both are good options, should serve you well.
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Save yourself the trouble and please get the 930. Coming from a guy with 875k.
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The only reason I went with 1366 is because of the extra PCI-e lanes. Other then that there is no difference, you can't even notice the difference between dual channel and tripple channel memory.
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But what LGA 1366 CPU should I go for? The 920s are pretty old now, but the prices for them are great. 930s IMO seem to be the newer 920s. The 940s and 950s are just slightly above my price range. My price range being up to 250 USD.
 
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But what LGA 1366 CPU should I go for? The 920s are pretty old now, but the prices for them are great. 930s IMO seem to be the newer 920s. The 940s and 950s are just slightly above my price range. My price range being up to 250 USD.
Just go for a 930 then, or go for a golden 920-950 used here on OCN.
    
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Just go for a 930 then, or go for a golden 920-950 used here on OCN.
Yeah I was looking for a used chip cause a new one is just way to much for me. And I trust OCNers to treat their chips well. But noone seems to be selling their i7s just yet.
 
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But what LGA 1366 CPU should I go for? The 920s are pretty old now, but the prices for them are great. 930s IMO seem to be the newer 920s. The 940s and 950s are just slightly above my price range. My price range being up to 250 USD.
Or a lightly used i7 875k also found in the marketplace.
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Yeah I was looking for a used chip cause a new one is just way to much for me. And I trust OCNers to treat their chips well. But noone seems to be selling their i7s just yet.
Well almost every 930 hits 4Ghz, so go new then.

4Ghz is all that anyone really needs.
    
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