SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Windows 7, Power Supply Corsair 750, Video Card GTX 260, CPU cooler Corsair H50, Hard Drive
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com,
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US
PARTS PREFERENCES: none
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Looking to build a new PC. Undecided on 1366 or 1156 platform but leaning toward 1366. What are the advantages of 1366 over 1156? Disadvantages? Would like a larger mid-tower with more class than bling but with good cooling. I am also planning to upgrade to a 24' monitor.
^ If it will be mostly used for gaming, then I dont think the LGA 1366 platform would offer any advantage over the LGA 1156 socket...
The LGA 1366 would be advantageous only in HD content editing, high-end photo editing and stuffs like that...For gaming, you could rather choose the LGA 1156 socket and invest on better graphics card...
I looked into building an 1156 rig using an I7 860, Asus P7P55D PRO motherboard and 4gb of G.SKILL ECO Series memory. It only saved me $65 dollars versus the 1136 build. It seemed smarter to go with a 1366 build. I saw the only value with going with an 1156 build to be power savings and lower temps.
You are doing the right thing by sticking to an LGA1366 board! Try to wait a month or so for boards with onboard usb3.0 slots. Its worth one month to wait. You can buy pcie x4 usb3.0 add on cards but its better to wait for an LGA1366 with the yellow usb connection. the Gigabyte UD4 is a P55 LGA1556 board and it already has usb3.0 sata4.......
@salvilla, going with the LGA 1366 costs only $65 more, then even I would suggest sticking with that...
As you will be overclocking, I dont think power savings would count in anyways
And like liquid snake said, you can expect SATA 6GB/s and USB3.0 on X58 mobos soon(Actually there are 2 right now with those but prices are pretty high)
And also in JAN intel will be replacing the 920 with 930...So you might want to look into that...
Well, I live near a Microcenter. I7 920 is $200. The 17 860 is $230. I tried to choose equivalent boards on each platform. The Asus P6T for the 1366 is $240.The ASUS P7P55D PRO for 1156 is $170. The Ocz 6gb kit of memory is $120 after a $30 dollar rebate. The 4gb kit G.SKILL ECO Series memory is $105. I do believe that the G. Skill memory is better than the OCZ. However, I believe the boards are about equal tier within their respective platforms. So a 1366 is $560 and a 1156 is $505.
you dont need hyper threading for games at all ... i think microcenter's price for i5 is 160 , right ? that means a 130 difference ... enough for going from , say 5770 to 5850 , and this will rip off 1366 with a weaker gpu ... u can oc it to 3.5-3.6 without overvolting , and to 3.8-3.9 with minor increase ... your call ...
I think I am going to spec each 1366, 1156, and I5 build with a 5850 instead of running 2 gtx 260 in SLI. I can sale my current GTX 260 to make up the price differences. With an I5 build I may even be able to go up to a 5870.