Need help picking 1156 vs 1366

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I will be coming home from Iraq in mid November so around the first of the month i want the parts there when i get home.

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Gaming, oh and more Gaming (COD MW2)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitors, keyboard mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg don't really know any others with the same great service.

PARTS PREFERENCES: no real preference love asus

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / CROSSFIRE: Yes when i purchase another card

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 2@1280x1024, will be 1680x1050 when i pick up 2 monitors later on.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: just looking for some good input on which one will last longer and upgrade easier 1156 or 1366 with price and performance. I only used newegg for the parts if there's other places please let me know. i post a couple weeks back my basic system build i was planning on building untill i read some things about the 2 chipsets and its making me lean towards x58. also HD i know people say the f3 is good but can it perform like the raptor and i dont need space. Will the power supply handle 2 5850's. one reason for the evo instead of the pro is dual nic's i always get a lighting storm to knock 1 or both out on the last 3 boards i have had.

The base build is this

Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout

Ram - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB Model #:998679

Cooler - COOLER MASTER Intel Core i7 compatible V8

Thermal - OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Extreme

HD - Western Digital VelociRaptor 150gb

Video - a 5850 not sure which brand being there sold out all the time i plan on buying another in a couple months

Power - OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W

Now for the differences

1156 build


Chip - i7 860

1366 build

MOBO - ASUS Rampage II Extreme LGA 1366

Chip - i7 920

I am purchasing like i said early next week!! the price difference is $140 after mail in's
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  1. The 1156 would be better for gaming, in most cases. I would suggest some parts, but I don't see a budget...
  2. Core i9 will be 1366, just consider that for your MB when upgrading..

    1366 motherboards till now shows more overclocking reliability

    i personally have EVGA X58 3x SLI Classified Motherboard, planned to get Core i7 975 ( too much expensive for me i would buy it if i had money) so am going to i7 920 and overclock it to 4.0 GHz maybe with cooler master V8.

    at the moment having EVGA GTX 285 FTW 1024 i'll try to save money for the 300's when they come out

    You shoud onsider SSD drives at least for your OS partition it will boost everthing out, i have 2x Intel X25-M G2 80 GB planning to put them in RAID 0 ( thank god didn't firmware the TRIM new firmware yet)
  3. I was staying under 1500 the lowest possible
  4. Best answer
    In that case, here's a 1156 configuration that comes to under $1,250

    Intel Core i7 860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core

    ASUS P7P55D PRO LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel

    OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop

    XFX HD-585A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal

    Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power

    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower


    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

    If you have any questions, just ask.
  5. 1. I picked the EVO becuase of the dual nic's.
    2. Why is everyone picking 4gb of dual channel ram i pick the muskin becuase of the reviews on tomshardware.
    3. Is the Power supply i picked bad or is the 750 just that much better?
    4.Is there proff that the f3 is faster than a raptor i know the price point is great but the speeds of the raptor is amazing for a non ssd
  6. 1. That works too
    2. Triple Channel RAM is for 1366 boards
    3. It's ok but it doesn't support crossfire
  7. ok on the ram just wondered why so many said go with dual
    Also the psu said crossfire ready and i was looking for modular too, any suggestions?

    I see the HD charts and i will switch to the F3

    What brand do you recomend for the 5850 asus or xfx they are hard to find?
  8. On the Ram i know and on my last post i had the rip jaw ram which one is better the ocz or the rip jaw?
  9. That PSU is actually mostly modular (only the essential cables are permanently attached). XFX because of the double lifetime warranty, but quality and performance wise they're about equal.
  10. thats cools i am now only hung up on the ram
  11. I would grab OCZ over RipJaw personally but I would choose Corsair over either, but I guess I am a Corsair "fanboy". I have used nothing but corsair memory and never had any problems with them so I keep sticking with em :D
  12. Just an FYI. I'm currently using the CM Storm Scout and its a very nice case, but very tight inside. Not that you can't fit two cards in it, but I doubt that something like a 5870 would fit in it.

    I suggest getting a full tower case that way you're not as limited to the hardware that you can fit in your system.
  13. ocz it is and im going with the 5850
  14. has anyone bought parts from these sites they are the only ones with xfx 5850's
  15. Commenting on this because I'm in the same back and forth... back and forth dilemma and going thru the running -around like a psychotic chicken with its head cut off -- routine. After spending over 464 million hours researching, I have made up my mind. Just wanted to pass that along. (kidding).. actually wanted to add my 2 cents about vendors -- I use Newegg primarily for mail-order (biz system/net builder, MCITP, etc.) but lately Amazon has been alright as long as you scrutinize the actual supplier. However... if you happen to have a Micro Center store around you ( then they consistently beat out even refurbished ebay sellers -- plus u get the components instantaneously which is worth something... (not to mention shipping). I drive about an hour to the local Micro Center -- which is basically a Sams Club or Costco dedicated only to our particular breed (folks that would surely add powdered silicon to the morning cereal if it didn't cause acid reflux and subsequent death). The worst case price comparisons have seen Microcenter matching Newegg/Tiger/Amazon/zipzoom in price by offering free shipment. But ya still gotta wait. Only better online deals that can be found are gonna be on RAM (newer ddr3 +). If you need a 512 or 1GB stick of DDR PC-5300 for $15 then.... Microctr. They do some limited mail order stuff from their webstore too. Case in point --> i7-930 with Gigabyte LGA1366/USB3/SATA6/Triple-Channel/bios-set-OC, etc. etc. The mobo is $199 (Newegg=$249) and the CPU is also $199 (newegg=$279 on sale). Add a 2TB Seagate Cuda Sata6 drive for $230 and there's your orgasm. Later... (?'s then email me: flyinghatchet @ gmail)
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