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Considering what will be the best build, the i7 is more than the i5, but im not sure how much 1155 motherboards cost as compared to the 1136. Just wondering what you guys think
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Considering the P67 chipset recall fiasco I'd go for the tried an true 1136 build frown.gif

Or go for the P55.
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post #3 of 15
i7 950 can be had for $199 @ microcenter.

I would go w/ the SB setup as its future proof. 1366 is at the end of its road.
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when will the new motherboards be released?
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post #5 of 15
If you really want to upgrade right now. Get a i7 950 at MC for $200 or a used i7 920/930 here for $150-160 along with a good used mobo from here. Will hold you until Ivy Bridge.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shakenbake158;12442954 
when will the new motherboards be released?

Next month or so some say March some say April but its not that far off.
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April.
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post #8 of 15
If your upgrading from a 775 motherboard background than I would definately go for a 1155 build.Its newer technology and will last you much longer than a 1366 build.It really depends on your budget however.But if it was me in your shoes I would definately go for the Sandy Bridge route wink.gif
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post #9 of 15
some places still have them, or just wait until Intel calms down from its "hair-on-fire" behavior and addresses the sata issue. Once addressed, p67 mb should be plentiful.

edit: as a reviewer of SB put it: If you have a 1366 platform, changing to SB will not make much of a difference. If you have an older platform, then SB is the way to go.

good luck thumb.gif
Edited by wermad - 2/19/11 at 12:02am
post #10 of 15
If you're getting an SB at least get an i5 2500k.
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