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LGA 775 to used 1156 or 1155?

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I recently purchased a used EVGA GTX 460 1GB for an awesome $70 bucks. the goal was to sell it for $150 to make a profit but I'm thinking it's a better idea to keep it and SLI it with my Cyclone version. I've tried the SLI Hack but I've experienced too many bugs and my gaming preformance doesn't show much improvement, none actually. So I'm thinking three years is good enough for my current rig and it's time to upgrade. these are my option

A) i5-2500K + P67 Mobo(once they return) + 2x2GB DDR3 = 450-500

B) Used i5-750+P55 mobo = 200-250(already found someone with a decent deal)


Which step do you guy think I Should take?
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i would go with the 1156 setup. the extra $200 price difference wont give u much performence and you can use the $ to maybe get an SSD or something.
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really wish this thread would progress.... also looking into this for myself
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The frugal side of me says get 1156.

The forward thinking side, however, says get 1155. Why? Well, even though the performance increase won't be that great, it's still a performance increase. Not to mention, Ivy Bridge processors (dual and quads) will be compatible with Sandy Bridge motherboards. You've essentially got double the typical lifespan on one platform.

My vote: Sandy Bridge/1155
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Im in the process of doing this, I chose 1156.


Why? Cause I got an open box motherboard for 110 bucks, an i5 750 for 120 and 4 gb of DDR3 for 45 bucks and the performance will be good.
Edited by The Master Chief - 2/8/11 at 4:20pm
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The ~$200 difference is definitely not justified (especially not for gaming), I'd get 1156 if I were you.
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1156 all the way, im not upgrading unless they go back to the old clocking methods like 1156/1366
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post #8 of 9
This really boils down to if you want most value/$ or maximum performance you can afford. Being an early adopter to new hardware almost always means you have to pay a premium and I would go with the i5 750.

To me spending half the money to get somewhere near 70-80% of the performance of the more expensive setup is the obvious smart choice regardless of the "possibility" of next gen chip being a drop in. To even consider the "possibility" as a deciding factor, you would have to make the purchase of new CPU when it is released and that cost must also be included somehow imo.

I say this because this happening is not only dependent on Intel keeping the same socket design, but also the MB manufacturer keeping bios updated as well. I'm sure they will have a new chipset for ivy bridge and MB manufacturers will be more concerned pushing new MB's rather than update old bios.
    
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awesome. thank you guys, I'll try looking for some used deals for a i5/P55 combo.
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