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wait for Sandy bridge its faster,less power consumption,better overclocker,no need high cost water cooled kits,whole new powerful motherboard and much more.................
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This discussion made me wonder... why include the older DDR2 and not the newer DDR3 on a brand new concept ?
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Your comparison seems very slow, try this one

I pulled the first two i could find. YOU try pulling photo's on a DroidX
    
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This discussion made me wonder... why include the older DDR2 and not the newer DDR3 on a brand new concept ?
Sandy Bridge (LGA 1155) is dual-channel DDR3. LGA 1366 is triple-channel DDR3. The older LGA 775 is the only current Intel offering to use dual-channel DDR2.
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There wouldn't be any fighting if Intel was smart and incorporated Westmere into the current I7 1366 processors.

I'd be angry if i dished out all that money for Bloomfield when a 220 dollar 2500K and a 99 dollar P67 board put a hurting on my 930/X58 combo.

I am sort of annoyed that I put in the money I did for a LGA 1366, thinking I would be futureproof because the socket supports the hexacore CPU's, has SATA 6 GB/s and USB 3.0 only to find my socket may be going dead less than a year after I put my system together, and the future of USB 3 is not as solid as I originally thought. I hope they are not completely done developing 1366, although I do have some upgrade room from the i7 930 I have now on the 1366. Then again, intel has several quad core iterations it can "release" before selling CPU's clocked higher than 4 GHz if it chooses.

I think sometimes it can be easy to lose persepective when one overclocks a lot. an i7 960 is clocked @ 3.2 GHz out of the box for $589, the i7 975 @ 3.33 GHz out of the box is still over $1000 on newegg. When you are always running around @ 4.20 GHz, or even higher on a 920 or 930 it's easy to forget you are running faster than 99% of all the people who own any type of Intel quad-core PC.
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post #46 of 52
Wow thank you Kittens and Jean, So looks like Sandy Bridge is the only sane way to go if I have no plans for tri-sli/crossfire and not planning to upgrade for 3-4 years.

Heck I might not even get sli until a year or two from January 2011,I've always been a single card kind of person.

So 8GB of ddr3 1600-2000 or 4GB of ddr3 1600-2000? I have Windows 7 Ultimate.

EDIT: I forgot to ask, which is the better option for gaming just speculating of course, i7 2600k or i5 2500k?
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For Gaming? 2500K all the way
    
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if you got no patience: 950 - Why
if you wanna wait year: Ivy Bridge
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Originally Posted by KittensMewMew View Post
Sandy Bridge (LGA 1155) is dual-channel DDR3. LGA 1366 is triple-channel DDR3. The older LGA 775 is the only current Intel offering to use dual-channel DDR2.
whoopps misread sorry
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I understand what's good about Ivy Bridge but remind me again what's so good about Sandy Bridge?
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