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I would like to build a new system and am thinking of going with intel on this one but im unsure if i should buy an i7 now or wait till sb comes out?
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Sandy bridge is more of a mainstream socket than enthuist socket. 1366 though, is an enthuist socket. 1366 will be around I believe 5% fsater or slower than sandy bridge (can't remeber). The next enthuist socket will be ivy bridge which is after sandy bridge. It depends what you want to do with the computer though. 1366 is more for gaming, and sb is more for cpu intensive work. So if you're gaming, 1366, if you're doing more work type stuff, sb, although, those 1366 xeons are pretty good for work .
    
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ok thank you heaps i can now start building up a computer using the 1366 socket
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Sandy bridge is more of a mainstream socket than enthuist socket. 1366 though, is an enthuist socket. 1366 will be around I believe 5% fsater or slower than sandy bridge (can't remeber). The next enthuist socket will be ivy bridge which is after sandy bridge. It depends what you want to do with the computer though. 1366 is more for gaming, and sb is more for cpu intensive work. So if you're gaming, 1366, if you're doing more work type stuff, sb, although, those 1366 xeons are pretty good for work .
Sandy is expected to be 2~5% faster than Bloomfield clock for clock. However, Sandy Bridge has higher stock clocks so it'll probably be ~15~20% faster at the same price point.

Basically, it boils down to this:
If you only plan on doing 2xSLI/CrossFire, go for Sandy Bridge.
If you want to do 3xSLI/CrossFire, go for LGA-1366.
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Sandy is expected to be 2~5% faster than Bloomfield clock for clock. However, Sandy Bridge has higher stock clocks so it'll probably be ~15~20% faster at the same price point.

Basically, it boils down to this:
If you only plan on doing 2xSLI/CrossFire, go for Sandy Bridge.
If you want to do 3xSLI/CrossFire, go for LGA-1366.
This is what I've always thought...

Also HT doesn't help in games, it usually hurts in fact so the i5 on 1155 is where it's at for a gamer.
    
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