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I just did... I built another s775 rig lol
I've got a couple of LGA-775 builds I still haven't started on. Biostar G41-M7+Celeron E3300, $30 Fry's combo. It was so cheap that I couldn't resist. Still have plenty of DDR2 RAM bought when it hit $35/4GB kit.
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you will save more money taking the 1366 path...
yes, the 1155 outperforms existing 1366 availabilities, but given that it is no longer the "newest of the new" you still get a lot of performance (and at an incredibly low price too).
no application will take full advantage of a 1366 or 1155 processor anyways, unless it's IBT or prime.
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you will save more money taking the 1366 path...
yes, the 1155 outperforms existing 1366 availabilities, but given that it is no longer the "newest of the new" you still get a lot of performance (and at an incredibly low price too).
no application will take full advantage of a 1366 or 1155 processor anyways, unless it's IBT or prime.


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post #34 of 77
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It's no use, chief. I've tried to explain a dozen times on here that our 775, 1156, and 1366 CPUs aren't going to self destruct when SB lands.

If they think 775/1156 are obsolete, I can't imagine what they think of the "poor" AM3 users.

They refuse to admit their only real concern is whether or not their e-peen will shrivel and be rendered impotent if they're seen using less-than-the-best hardware available.

It's already been said, but the IMC on the SB chips only supports dual channel RAM. It's not a big deal - it's showing remarkably high bandwidth (even challenging tri-channel in raw terms) and memory bandwidth isn't even a problem right now. If it were 775 would be dead as a doornail.
Alas you are correct, but don't forget, we are dealing with children here
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Sounds to me that 1366 is indeed a dead end. It sounds like going with an 1155 board is the way to go for the future. Whether I go with it or not, I guess that will depend on what the Ivy Bridge will require.

Reason for ditching 1366 is because I have been using 5 year old hardware for quite a while now.. well 5 years to be exact. I don't want to invest in 2 year old hardware. I want something that will push at least 2, maybe 3 years before I would need to throw it out (due to new socket architecture).

Judging by the charts that have been leaked, Ivy should be here before next Winter. I can wait if I'll be getting a sweet 22nm chip. I'm not settling for less than a 5.0 GHz Air OC. Just imagine how amazing that will be.

My only worry is this bad boy:

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What if you don't upgrade your laptop or PC to one with the new Core processor? You're out of luck.

That's where things could really get interesting.

"As long as just a few people are shut out of access to these high-definition videos, things will be quiet," McGregor said. "But if things get to a point where every bit of streaming content's protected this way, there might be a serious consumer backlash."

Source: http://www.technewsworld.com/rsstory...wlc=1294275629

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I am planning on buying i7 2600k, I need at least 24GB. From what I read here, the only way to achieve that is buy 4x6GB or 3x8GB sticks, right? From what I saw, these are quite expensive. Any suggestions?
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you will save more money taking the 1366 path...
Nope. 1155 boards are cheaper, enough to overcome the price gap between the 2600k and 950. Hell if you get a 2500k it's not even remotely a contest. 1366 really is a dead end.
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I am planning on buying i7 2600k, I need at least 24GB. From what I read here, the only way to achieve that is buy 4x6GB or 3x8GB sticks, right? From what I saw, these are quite expensive. Any suggestions?
Don't buy 24gb of RAM...
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I am planning on buying i7 2600k, I need at least 24GB. From what I read here, the only way to achieve that is buy 4x6GB or 3x8GB sticks, right? From what I saw, these are quite expensive. Any suggestions?
you cannot get 24gb on 1155 at the time

Until 8GB dimms are released, it is impossible
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you cannot get 24gb on 1155 at the time

Until 8GB dimms are released, it is impossible


Dude your math is fail. 8x4=32, not 24.

And I think SB only supports 16gb of ram, or 4x4gb sticks.
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