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Which socket? LGA 1155/6 or 1150?

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May 3, 2014 12:58:45 PM

Okay, so I'm going to build a new gaming PC out of used parts (CPU, RAM, my old HDD, GPU) and a few new parts (case, PSU, MB), and I was wondering if it would be a big deal if I chose an LGA 1155/6 over the newer LGA 1150, since Intel will switch sockets with the release of the Broadwell line anyways, and I'll probably upgrade 3-4 years down the road.
I'm asking because I'm still running a C2D E8400, which is starting to feel its age in some newer games.
Basically, will it really hurt my performance that much if I opt for an older generation of CPU?

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May 3, 2014 1:01:33 PM

1156 is older than jesus at this point, so 1150 is the way to go unless you can find some cheap 1155 stuff.
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May 3, 2014 1:01:53 PM

With prices the way they are just go with 1150.
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May 3, 2014 1:10:50 PM

Only reason I asked about the 1156 is because I aw someone say that the i7 930 was still a good game CPU, and that thing uses the 1366 socket which is crazy old. Would do an 1150, but I'm on a serious budget. <$400
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