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Hey guys, I would like to know your thoughts on which of these two builds would be better for the here and now and also for the future.

I have this opportunity to return my 1155 motherboard and cpu to trade in for a core i7 960 and a rampage III formula. Or, I can keep my 1155 cpu and trade my ud3p in for an asus p8p67 deluxe.

What do you guys think? Would getting 1366 be a downgrade for future compatibility? Or would it be better when faster parts come along?

To aid in your suggestions, I'll tell you what I do with my rig, I game. Gaming is the primary use for my rig, along with the usual surfing and movie watching. Although, I will be going back to school in about 5-6 months and I was thinking about pursuing a degree in engineering, so I might start using my computer for other intensive applications.

Thank you in advance for your suggestions!
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post #2 of 15
The only real reason to go 1366 is if you need more than 16GB of memory for your apps.

If you're already 1155, the only thing you might consider doing if you need more power is a 2600K and sell your 2500K.
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post #3 of 15
If you plan to run more than 2 videocards then go with 1366.
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post #4 of 15
Well I may be wrong here but i think that the 1366 is gonna be dead once the ivy bridge hits (socket LGA 2011), so i suggest that you stick with LGA 1155 since more chips will be out on that socket and once IB hit you can upgrade if you feel the need to.
    
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post #5 of 15
I think the 1155 is the way to go if you are the type of user that upgrades in stead of completely changing the platform (cpu/ram/mobo) every few years. The thing is the 960 is faster (though hotter) than the 2500k and OCs pretty well. In games & browsing you probably won't see any difference between these CPUs, but put something heavier and the 960 will show its worth.

So my take: if you upgrade everything every other year than the 960 is a better idea; it has almost zero upgrade path as Gulfton CPUs will never get to an acceptable price on second hand. If you plan passing to Ivy Bridge (for the lower power/bragging rights) the sk 1155 is the better choice.
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I guess it depends when you plan your next upgrade. You could go 1366 for less money than the 1155 and save up for the next big upgrade faster, or you could go the 1155 route and wait longer to upgrade. I'm investing in a 1155 system even while knowing that Ivy Bridge will add ~20% performance. Because technology moves so fast, it's never a good time to upgrade because the next best thing is always around the corner. Just get what you can with your budget and save your pennies for the next coolest thing. Personally, I'm trying to get into the habit of investing in one technlogy, skipping the next big thing and then investing in the one after that. So, essentially, every tick I skip but invest in every tock.
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If you plan to run more than 2 videocards then go with 1366.
Not really considering the difference between 8X 8X and 16X 16X is next to nothing.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I do want to keep this motherboard and ram until I can't upgrade either the cpu or the video cards any further. And I won't ever be using more than 2 video cards.

So keeping with 1155 is the best option at this point?
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I do want to keep this motherboard and ram until I can't upgrade either the cpu or the video cards any further. And I won't ever be using more than 2 video cards.

So keeping with 1155 is the best option at this point?
Best option in my opinion
post #10 of 15
I would say,
get a i7 960 and rampageIII formula.
Its just my personal opinion,others suggestion can differ from mine.
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