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Hi all, I was wondering if the prices of motherboards for LGA 1366 is going to be cheaper once the Sandy Bridge comes out in January 9, 2011. I currently own a intel i7-950 cpu, I bought it when Frys listed it for 200 bucks. I haven't open the i7-950 box or purchase any LGA1366 socket motherboards, I have about January 10, 2010 to return the processor back to frys for a full refund .


So the questions I am asking is that would it be better for me to just till the Sandy Bridge comes out and hope the prices for the LGA1136 motherprices drop significantly. Or should I just refund the dang i7-950 and wait till the Sandy Bridge comes out and get it. I am currently doing a budget build under $600 bucks. So what do you guys recommend?

BTW, I am trying to build a computer that can operate starcraft 2 at max settings.
Edited by zeheero - 12/27/10 at 5:06pm
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Hi all, I was wondering if the prices of motherboards for LGA 1366 is going to be cheaper once the Sandy Bridge comes out in January 9, 2011. I currently own a intel i7-950 cpu, I bought it when Frys listed it for 200 bucks. I haven't open the i7-950 box or purchase any LGA1366 socket motherboards, I have about January 10, 2010 to return the processor back to frys for a full refund .


So the questions I am asking is that would it be better for me to just till the Sandy Bridge comes out and hope the prices for the LGA1136 motherprices drop significantly. Or should I just refund the dang i7-950 and wait till the Sandy Bridge comes out and get it. I am currently doing a budget build under $600 bucks. So what do you guys recommend?
Unless you plan on getting an intense multi-GPU setup, LGA1366 isn't worth it with Sandy Bridge coming out. You may as well return the CPU and use the money on one of the new i5's and a nice LGA1155 mobo and be done with it. You'd have a bit of trouble getting an LGA1366 build for $600, but on LGA1155, it'll be easier since the prices will be about the same as the current LGA1156 line that 1155 is replacing. Not to mention dual-channel RAM is cheaper than triple-channel, and you don't need near an i7 950 for Starcraft II. You should go for an i5 or even an i3 for that, with something like a GTS 450 and 4GB of DDR3 1600 and you can easily fit into your budget.

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Unless you plan on getting an intense multi-GPU setup, LGA1366 isn't worth it with Sandy Bridge coming out. You may as well return the CPU and use the money on one of the new i5's and a nice LGA1155 mobo and be done with it. You'd have a bit of trouble getting an LGA1366 build for $600, but on LGA1155, it'll be easier since the prices will be about the same as the current LGA1156 line that 1155 is replacing. Not to mention dual-channel RAM is cheaper than triple-channel, and you don't need near an i7 950 for Starcraft II. You should go for an i5 or even an i3 for that, with something like a GTS 450 and 4GB of DDR3 1600 and you can easily fit into your budget.

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Thank you for the advice and a warm welcome

But back to the topic, wouldn't it be LGA1366 components be cheaper after Sandy Bridge comes out. I mean, wouldn't the LGA 1366 be lower in price.
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Thank you for the advice and a warm welcome

But back to the topic, wouldn't it be LGA1366 components be cheaper after Sandy Bridge comes out. I mean, wouldn't the LGA 1366 be lower in price.
Sadly, no. LGA1366 is set to be replaced by LGA1365/LGA2011 (No official answer as to which it will be), so the prices will either remain the same or they will be ever so slightly cheaper, because LGA1366 will still be the enthusiast / high-end socket until the end of 2011-beginning 2012.
     
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1155 replaces 1156
1366 is current until 1356 comes out (a long ways off)
2011 is a server type socket
    
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Sadly, no. LGA1366 is set to be replaced by LGA1365/LGA2011 (No official answer as to which it will be), so the prices will either remain the same or they will be ever so slightly cheaper, because LGA1366 will still be the enthusiast / high-end socket until the end of 2011-beginning 2012.
I was thinking about getting some of the Kingston triple ram sticks for $65 bucks after MIR, not sure now. The sandy bridge does sound tempting though. I don't know how much the Sandy Bridge motherboard are going to cost. ANyways, do you know any advantages that the sandy bridges offers that the LGA1366 don't have.
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I was thinking about getting some of the Kingston triple ram sticks for $65 bucks after MIR, not sure now. The sandy bridge does sound tempting though. I don't know how much the Sandy Bridge motherboard are going to cost. ANyways, do you know any advantages that the sandy bridges offers that the LGA1366 don't have.
Cheapest ones starting around 99.99 and the Maximus IV Extreme looking to be around 350 dollars

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Cheapest ones starting around 99.99 and the Maximus IV Extreme looking to be around 350 dollars

http://www.overclock.net/intel-gener...-released.html
Those Sandy Bridge Processor doesn't Look cheap at all X_X

I spend about 200 bucks on the i7-950
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hey how much was your p67a-ud7 from what i see they are 300-350 as well. I havn't been told price yet.
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hey how much was your p67a-ud7 from what i see they are 300-350 as well. I havn't been told price yet.

I think the Sandy motherboard are going to be more expensive than the LGA 1366 socket motherboards, I could be wrong. I am basing on the fact new products are usually more expensive the the older products, someone correct me if i am wrong.
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