Hi there, long time (day 1) troll of the forums here taking the upgrade plunge.
My dilemma is that most of the time when I upgrade, 1 week later an entirely new product line comes out and I get hit with the dumbo stick. I have been using a core 2 duo 6600 as my main gaming / webmaking / render station and now I have some money for new computers. I would like to know if any of you think going for the i7-930 is going to keep my current or is there something new coming around the corner? I am hoping for something that is on the new fab process 32mm? Or am I ok going with the i7 Nehalem as my choice for now. I am going to purchase 2 rigs one for render one for primary use when FEMI Nvidia gets out there so I can chose between a radeon or nvidia as my cards.
Thank you for any input!
P.S. I am visiting Vancouver Canada. If anyone knows any good computer stores with decent out of the box warranty service please let me know.
The six core is the extreme I take it? I have a 4000$ budget which I was going to split between two machines, do you believe buying one extreme 6 core and a single quad core i7 for the render station might be a decent idea? I do plan on overclocking everything just not in an extreme way.