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I want to upgrade my 1156 set up, but I don't know whether or not to wait for the sandy bridge or will the 1366 sockets still be superior? Or, is Intel planning on releasing an upgrade to the 1366 any time soon.

Keep in mind I don't care about how much the cost will be, or not needing that much of an increase of power (i.e. that many threads ect.). I know how much they will cost and what not. I'm just wondering which performs the best.
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Sandy bridge won't be much better than i7s today, but If you want a mbo and a platform that can be easily upgraded without changing the mbo in the future than go for the Sandy, but if you can get a good deal on one of today's i7s and don't plan on upgrading in some time, than go for it. I would personaly go for i7 870 or 875k in your place. You've got an awesome mbo and you would get a lot from it and you'll be at peace for a few years.
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There's no point in buying 45nm Bloomfield when 32nm Sandy Bridge is coming out UNLESS you buy a E5620 Westmere
    
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DOES NOBODY UNDERSTAND?

Sandy Bridge isn't as powerful as i7 9XX CPU's. Or the 1366 socket!
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Sandy bridge kinda sucks, not much better and they are forcing the integration of gpu on cpu, which I have no use of but still need to pay for it in the total cpu price. Current generation of i7 Lynnfield and Bloomfield is awesome and there's really no major reason in choosing Sandy Bridge.
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SB seems to be more powerful than the 9xx, unless you will be using tri-sli. For most people SB may be faster. The cpus themselves appear faster, without factoring in the 980 or 970. Even then, SB may still be faster than them unless the game is very thread optimized.
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post #7 of 14
IMO... drop a 870/875 in your mobo and call it a day.

Go custom water cooling loop and shoot for 4.5ghz+
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post #8 of 14
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DOES NOBODY UNDERSTAND?

Sandy Bridge isn't as powerful as i7 9XX CPU's. Or the 1366 socket!
Uhh What? Clock for clock SB is a good 2-5% faster
    
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Originally Posted by norcaljason View Post
IMO... drop a 870/875 in your mobo and call it a day.

Go custom water cooling loop and shoot for 4.5ghz+
This^ Your platform is plenty good for now. No point in running SB unless you're upgrading GPU's as well.
    
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Could also look into the X3440 if you want a good cheap upgrade to 1156
    
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