Originally Posted by Damage Inc
New socket? Good. Wouldn't wanna my new chip to be held back by an old mobo that wasn't designed for it. That being said, I would prefer a 6 or 8 core variant to be honest.
this is a moot point because the board makers make you aware of any and every limitation your chip will have by being put into a older socket. if you cant live with it then YOU buy the new board. there are many that can live without the extra "features", like during the AM2, AM2+, AM3, and AM3+ eras
Modularity of computer components is what makes building fun. I'm guessing you'd advocate binding GPUs to platforms too?