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May 28, 2010 12:09:39 AM

Honestly, I would never buy a P55 chipset because of the pathetic PCI-E limitations, but why is every AMD fan boy in town resorting to calling 1156 a dead socket? Its a one trick pony argument that has no substance to it. I guess they are mad because AM2+ is dead socket. I've also seen people complaining that Intel has "too many sockets" but LGA 775 only recently got killed off. My old P4 for 2004 is LGA 775. So LGA 775 has a lifespan of six years plus. AM2 came out in 2006, replacing socket 939 and 754. Which soon was replaced by AM2+ and that has been replaced by AM3. Maybe AM3 will last six years, only time will tell.

Anyways, this is really a rant. My whole system is AMD and ATI, but I think 1156 isn't a dead socket more than its a marketing ploy to try and push more sale to X58 chipsets.

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May 28, 2010 12:42:09 AM

Poisoner said:
Honestly, I would never buy a P55 chipset because of the pathetic PCI-E limitations, but why is every AMD fan boy in town resorting to calling 1156 a dead socket? Its a one trick pony argument that has no substance to it. I guess they are mad because AM2+ is dead socket. I've also seen people complaining that Intel has "too many sockets" but LGA 775 only recently got killed off. My old P4 for 2004 is LGA 775. So LGA 775 has a lifespan of six years plus. AM2 came out in 2006, replacing socket 939 and 754. Which soon was replaced by AM2+ and that has been replaced by AM3. Maybe AM3 will last six years, only time will tell.

Anyways, this is really a rant. My whole system is AMD and ATI, but I think 1156 isn't a dead socket more than its a marketing ploy to try and push more sale to X58 chipsets.


Hey there, I`m gonna buy a new system and intend to use the i5-750 - 1156 socket, but I want my computer to be considered a great one for a long time (2 years), should I stay with i5 or get a new i7-930 1366 socket? What you mean by " 1156 isn't a dead socket more than its a marketing ploy to try and push more sale to X58 chipsets "?

Thanks.
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May 28, 2010 12:52:55 AM

If you aren't going to run dual GPUs then I'd probably recommend 1156. The main problem with 1156 is when GPUs and USB 3.0 and SATA III start fighting over the limted PCI-E lanes. 16 on the processor and 8 on the northbridge itself. But my 790x board has only 22.
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May 28, 2010 12:54:39 AM

Hmm, I already have a gtx 275. I think that I won`t buy another gtx 275, instead I`ll get a much better GPU (don`t know when, maybe next year).

Which MB should I get, can you indicate me a good one?
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May 28, 2010 1:22:44 AM

No I cannot recommend you a motherboard because I have no researched P55 boards at all.
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May 28, 2010 1:32:09 AM

That`s ok :D .
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May 28, 2010 1:47:17 AM

i5-750 is a great gaming CPU. I love it. It totally crushes my old Phenom II 955. As far as Mobo's go, go to frys,com and get the BIOSTAR T5XE SLI+CFX. It's $90 and its totally solid, and has 24 lanes for SLI or CFX. If you want to stay with the safer options, the The ASUS P7P55D-E PRO is also a great choice. i7-930 is also excellent, but its going to set you back considerably more money. Either way, good luck!
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May 28, 2010 1:56:06 AM

Thanks man, I have already considered getting the i7 930, I have it`s build here, but after reading many threads and articles about the i5-750 and i7-930 similar performance I prefered choosing i5-750.

I always look at newegg, but I intend to buy my items at Fry`s. I didn`t find the P7P55D-E Pro in their site (frys.com)
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May 28, 2010 2:42:11 AM

Poisoner said:
Honestly, I would never buy a P55 chipset because of the pathetic PCI-E limitations, but why is every AMD fan boy in town resorting to calling 1156 a dead socket? Its a one trick pony argument that has no substance to it. I guess they are mad because AM2+ is dead socket. I've also seen people complaining that Intel has "too many sockets" but LGA 775 only recently got killed off. My old P4 for 2004 is LGA 775. So LGA 775 has a lifespan of six years plus. AM2 came out in 2006, replacing socket 939 and 754. Which soon was replaced by AM2+ and that has been replaced by AM3. Maybe AM3 will last six years, only time will tell.

Anyways, this is really a rant. My whole system is AMD and ATI, but I think 1156 isn't a dead socket more than its a marketing ploy to try and push more sale to X58 chipsets.


This is a rant? NO......I didn't notice..... :ouch: 

AMD fanboys are not calling 1156 a dead socket. Intel is calling it a dead socket. Sandy Bridge CPU's will not run on 1156. That has been confirmed.

AM2+ Is NOT a dead socket. All current AMD cpu's run on it and will for the foreseeable future.

Socket 775 lasted a while, but did not maintain compatibility. New cpu's didn't run on older boards.

AM2, AM2+, and AM3 are all backwards compatible. There are 4 year old AM2 boards that run Phenom II's.




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May 28, 2010 3:37:06 AM

I know but the whole dead socket thing gets olders than the stupid Fermi jokes.
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May 28, 2010 3:42:10 AM

True, and its not dead yet. But yes, people are going crazy over it. AMD and Intel fans alike. Its one of the few things they seem to agree on.
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May 28, 2010 3:59:12 AM

Others seem to be shouting out dead socket when a lot of those that requests for a build list would:
- Only play games
- Would only use 1 gpu and probably replace it later
- Would never upgrade the cpu and just get a new pc later

It only matters when you're speaking to PC enthusiasts, as they:
- Would/Could upgrade the cpu later (meaning they'd do the physical installation on their own)
- Would run an SLi or X-Fire setup
- Would like to add a Sata 3 or USB 3 add-on card
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May 30, 2010 2:06:49 PM

I'll just struggle along with my two OC'd C2Q (Q9550 and Q6600) systems for another year. And my E5200 that I built out of leftover parts. :) .
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