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I'd say we should be looking at chipset restrictions currently more than cores. Intel's been screwing us from LGA775 days by separating and limiting chips where as old chipset was either good or bad by board it was suitable for everything.

Now we have more chipsets than I can count all restricted way or another and costing double. So, I'd say anyone buying a new comp should buy LGA775 used hardware only and used highend CPU for it. Ivy-/Sandy-/Whatever-bridges can kiss my furry.. as long there's no true high end chipset available even the upcoming z68 seems to be piece of crap.

Why buy new when old equipment can be reused by people now which actually had some sense of quality.
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I'd say we should be looking at chipset restrictions currently more than cores. Intel's been screwing us from LGA775 days by separating and limiting chips where as old chipset was either good or bad by board it was suitable for everything.

Now we have more chipsets than I can count all restricted way or another and costing double. So, I'd say anyone buying a new comp should buy LGA775 used hardware only and used highend CPU for it. Ivy-/Sandy-/Whatever-bridges can kiss my furry.. as long there's no true high end chipset available even the upcoming z68 seems to be piece of crap.

Why buy new when old equipment can be reused by people now which actually had some sense of quality.
You my friend are nutz! 775 with the same gpu on P67 will be about 1/3 slower. BAD call. You won't get the full performance out of your card.
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Yeah, same nuts. searching for some information on new hardware.

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You my friend are nutz! 775 with the same gpu on P67 will be about 1/3 slower. BAD call. You won't get the full performance out of your card.
In here you are very wrong. Memory support may have changed but cores are so good that different is quite little even for sandy bridge and OC is limitless with PCI-e and even there's few new boards with USB3 and SATA-6 although none really good ones.

You could dump an 2xHD6990 on something like 4Ghz Q9650 and it would work just fine and CPU wouldn't come even close to be an limiting factor unless software would be dependent on it and that is not currently the case on any of the games we play or even encoding softwares we have even as hardcore as BF:BC2 multithreading.

For an decent example would mostlikely be that DDR2 would do 8500-9500 speeds over all scenarios at LGA775 -> NB throughput will be 1:1 -> PCI express throughput currently is near 8000 1-way streaming.
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I disagree...

OP said mostly for gaming. That 955 is more like a Core 2 Quad than an i7. He will see a big jump in FPS with a Sandy Bridge system now (I recommend a 2500k), and Ivy Bridge would be overkill for gaming anyway.
955 is faster than ANY C2Q :O

I assume that the OP won't play on 1024X768, therefore he should NOT get a SB over AMD.

OP has stated that the AMD had been sold, so... SB it is.
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I upgraded from a C2Q 9550 @ 4.0 with ddr2 1066 to an i5-760 @ 4.0 with ddr3 1600 and it was faster in every aspect of pc computing and gaming..

I dont see the logic TwL....
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955 is faster than ANY C2Q :O
I never said it was slower than C2Q, I said it was more similar to it than to an i7, which it is.
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I upgraded from a C2Q 9550 @ 4.0 with ddr2 1066 to an i5-760 @ 4.0 with ddr3 1600 and it was faster in every aspect of pc computing and gaming..

I dont see the logic TwL....
I was just referring what is enough currently, if there's totally new machine to build and really cheap and the old LGA775 is more feature rich than any of the new hardware (well LGA1366 to be very expensive exception).

Of course new is faster heck the memory is double bandwidth, if not more on 1156/1366 chipsets, but the idea to 4-core sandy bridge over old hardware and same time supporting Intel which already is giving us near nothing is just not the way to go. We should hold and restrain intel sells currently and force them to get us quality hardware and stop this none sense in another word do even more active circulating of hardware instead of buying new which sucks after 6 months of usage.
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No it doesn't, not with SB. There was a 1 frame/s different between SMT-on and SMT-off.

SB has thrown out our conventional wisdom about processor in many areas and this 'SMT hurts performance' is definitely one of those nullified wisdoms.
considering my 2500K gets to 5.1 on air, and the $100 gap, 2500K is the way to go if you're on a budget. But I will still want to wait and see if BD is any good.
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I disagree...

OP said mostly for gaming. That 955 is more like a Core 2 Quad than an i7. He will see a big jump in FPS with a Sandy Bridge system now (I recommend a 2500k), and Ivy Bridge would be overkill for gaming anyway.
why overkill? when crysis 2 and bf3 come out, i would love to play them @ 1080p, highest setting, max AA etc. etc.

future-proof is the magic word here. i say get a 2100/2300 and hold out until ivy comes out. (include BD if its good)
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