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Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared;11969628 
There is no such thing as "future proof" 1366 has been beaten by mainstream chips already, and anything outside of $900 won't change that fact - and even those chips lose in the single threaded performance.

I'm sorry - did you just say instead of going 1155 you went 1156 and it was $300 less? Unless you bought used the pricing should have been much closer than that.

I'll never understand the logic behind "I'll upgrade before I upgrade".

x4 is the sweet spot for gamers, anything more is waste. HT also usually has a negative impact on FPS. GL with that though.

I live in Denmark so the pricing is very different. A 1155 setup with a motherboard that supports 3-way SLi e.g Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 is $415 and the Sandy Ci7 2600K is another $400. So that's $815 in total and I'd still be needing memory, win7 and a decent CPU cooler and then you could add another $300, so at the end of the day it would all be $1100.
For $800 i got:
ASUS P7P55 WS Supercomputer (3-way-SLi)
Intel Core i7 870
Corsair XMS3 2x4096MB DDR3 1333MHz CL9.
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


If I only had 2x GTX 580 then the pricing between P55 and P67 would be more acceptable since SLI motherboards are pretty cheap. But I'm not ditching my 3rd GTX 580 to afford running P67 in "only" SLi.

When I'm thinking "future proof" I think of hexa/octo-cores for some of the later applications coming in 2011/early 2012 - but since 1155 won't get these CPU I couldn't see the logic in spending a whole lot on a setup I know won't last long within my 4 walls. It may be the fastest around, but when you start turning up the resolution and add a lot of FSAA the differences become negligible.
As said I have problems with my AMD setup since it's running unstable so I need an alternative setup. Getting board for 3-way-SLi isn't easy and mostly hellish expensive.

I'd rather get the socket 2011 system some time early 2012 than Sandy Fridge now. cool.gif
Edited by Gripen90 - 1/11/11 at 4:08pm
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