Originally Posted by born2bwild
You're calculating it all wrong. Here's the way to think about it; every system change will cost you. The more system changes you have, the more it will cost you.
Also in your calculations you conveniently forgot the 1155 motherboard and RAM, which will not be compatible with your future 2011 CPU.
So yes, if you buy Sandy Bridge right now, and then Ivy you'll save on your CPUs. But you will lose overall when factoring in costs of motherboards and the RAM.
Im also going to sell my motherboard and my memory, i was only talking about the expensive CPUs.
Ok let's start again
- I bought i7-980X, EVGA Classified3, Corsair Dominator-GT 2000MHz 12GB 6x2.
- Prices are: $1000
- Now, i'll sell my i7-980X for $820
, my EVGA Classified3 for $330
, my Corsair 12GB for $430
After selling all of them, i have now a total of $1580
(i lost $256
- Now, i bought i7-2600K for $340
, Asus Maximus IV for $330
, Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 8GB 4x2 C8 for $137
I have $773
- Now after 6 months or so, LGA2011 is finally released, let's say it's going to be $1000
, and a high-end motherboard $400
, and an 8GB of quad channel 1600-2000MHz memory (2GBx4) let's say $360
Now im going to sell my i7-2600K for $280
, my Asus Maximus IV for $280
, my Corsair Vengeance 8GB for $100
After selling them, i got $660 +
the ones i saved after selling (980X,EVGA E770,Corsair 12GB) $773
- Now, i bought LGA2011 for $1000
, mobo for $400
, memory for $360
I already have $1433
laying around after selling the LGA1055 stuff, now i just have to pay $327
to get me a nice Ivy Bridge components.
In this case, i only lost $327
instead of selling my LGA1366 stuff after 6 months of use "skipping LGA1055" and going directly to LGA2011 (total lost will be around $690
I really hope this is enough, im tired of explaining and calculating and writing over and over
Thanks to all of you people, i really appreciate all your replies, and im really sorry if i insulted anyone by mistake.
Im going to sell my LGA1366 and buy LGA1055 and sell it after LGA2011 releases
END OF STORY.
Im tired..going to bed right now, goodbye fellas Edited by H.GamersZone - 1/29/11 at 7:15pm