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Hey guys,
I know there is a lot of debate about upgrading from 1366 to 1155 but I have a somewhat different situation I think.

My dad is using his E8400 still and he would like to upgrade. He doesn't game or overclock, but he is constantly encoding media...
He has proposed to buy my 930 and mobo/ram to let me upgrade to 1155.

Should I take him up on his proposal, or should I hang on to mine and let him go to sandy bridge when the revised mobos are out?

Lemme know what you all think.
Thanks.
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The sandy bridge chips are going to be faster, sli x8 x8 on sandy bridge is like x16 x16 on 1366.

Its not really going to be a major upgrade, but you won't be downgrading at all either.

I would do it
    
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wait for the new non-defective boards, but that'll take till April at least.
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wait for the new non-defective boards, but that'll take till April at least.
Neither of us have any issues with waiting, it's more of a question of who would most benefit from having the 1155.

I game and overclock and he doesn't, but he does want a new cpu.
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I would think he should OC that 920 to at least 3.6 which is modest and will perform better than stock without all the fuss.

The i7-2600k, or even the i5-2500k are about 13% faster clock for clock, and have a higher OC ceiling.

The enthusiast level sandy bridge socket will be better yet, but 1155 is enough to be better than 1366.
    
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if you OC, you will like 1155. they OC like mad. they are faster than 1366 by a bit, specially when OC'd and your X58 rig will be plenty for your dad's video encoding.

i would sell your stuff to your dad and go for 1155.
    
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I would think he should OC that 920 to at least 3.6 which is modest and will perform better than stock without all the fuss.

The i7-2600k, or even the i5-2500k are about 13% faster clock for clock, and have a higher OC ceiling.

The enthusiast level sandy bridge socket will be better yet, but 1155 is enough to be better than 1366.
This. Get that sandy bridge build for yourself.
     
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