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My thought here is that a lot of the people here who are saying to stay with 1156 are saying that because they already own 1156 and are convincing themselves that Sandy Bridge won't offer much of a performance improvement.

Personally, I think you should go SB. The overwhelming opinion is that you should upgrade to Ivy Bridge when that comes out - but it would require a motherboard upgrade - which would likely be just as expensive as SB motherboards are now.

So, if you do 1155 now you'll pay $500, if you go 1156 you'll pay $280, but when/if you upgrade you'll be paying more in total, because you'll need a new motherboard (Ivy Bridge is staying on 1155).
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Originally Posted by Cepheus View Post
My thought here is that a lot of the people here who are saying to stay with 1156 are saying that because they already own 1156 and are convincing themselves that Sandy Bridge won't offer much of a performance improvement.

Personally, I think you should go SB. The overwhelming opinion is that you should upgrade to Ivy Bridge when that comes out - but it would require a motherboard upgrade - which would likely be just as expensive as SB motherboards are now.

So, if you do 1155 now you'll pay $500, if you go 1156 you'll pay $280, but when/if you upgrade you'll be paying more in total, because you'll need a new motherboard (Ivy Bridge is staying on 1155).
Appreciate your opinion but I do not have a problem pushing this P55 setup for 2 to 3 years. From what I'm upgrading from, I will definitely see great improvement with the P55 setup. And yes, I could of skipped the 1156 and gone straight to SB but since I'm gettin' a mobo, cpu, & ram for $280, I can now put that other $220 towards a GTX 570 or 580 At the end of the day...there's no loss with this P55 deal that has been offered to me I'm actually happier that I had gone ahead and bought it last night
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My thought here is that a lot of the people here who are saying to stay with 1156 are saying that because they already own 1156 and are convincing themselves that Sandy Bridge won't offer much of a performance improvement.
I've got an LGA-1156 build and I will be getting Sandy Bridge (although I'll probably wait until the Z68 chipset comes out). Yes, SB offers significant improvement looking at raw performance numbers. However, much of the improvement is only when running benchmarks. A lot of times, people will be bottlenecked by other things such as graphics card, etc. Right now, the OP only has a pair of 9800 GTX+ in SLI. Lynnfield's certainly not going to bottleneck that. I reckon it'll be at least 3 more years before the i5-760 combo he got starts becoming too slow for any single GPU set-up or mainstream ($200~300 GPU's) 2-way CF/SLI. Despite being old, Bloomfield/Lynnfield still pack some serious punch.

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So, if you do 1155 now you'll pay $500, if you go 1156 you'll pay $280, but when/if you upgrade you'll be paying more in total, because you'll need a new motherboard (Ivy Bridge is staying on 1155).
Only if he plans on upgrading to Ivy Bridge right away. He already mentioned he'll be keeping whatever he buys now for a while. Instead of spending an extra $220 for SB, he can use it to upgrade other parts.

The issue of sockets is mainstream vs high-end. One thing I'm really not liking about Intel's strategy is the divide between the two. If you opt for budget/mainstream, you can't just change the CPU to upgrade to high end. Yes, there's probably going to be an IB die-shrink on LGA-1155, but higher end IB hexa-cores or octa-cores will probably be exclusive to LGA-2011.
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Only if he plans on upgrading to Ivy Bridge right away. He already mentioned he'll be keeping whatever he buys now for a while. Instead of spending an extra $220 for SB, he can use it to upgrade other parts.
Kudos to you for reading. I do not care about benchmark scores that much but I really enjoy OC'ing. As long as I have a fast rig for less money and can handle my programs efficiently and games with no problem, I can roll with it That's why it took so long to upgrade from my LGA775 rig. It was doing the job very well until I had recently updated some programs that I use for work.
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