The last time I built a new PC was about 5 years ago, so needless to say I am due for an upgrade but everything has changed so much and I feel pretty dumb So hopefully you all can help clear some things up for me.
First off I was looking at the Intel Core I7 cpus and I saw some were LGA 1366 and other were LGA 1155. It seems that the I7 2600 seesm to be the new way to go with the P67 chipset, but I am curious as it seems all the P67 motherbaords don't have triple channel memory like X58 chipset used. Is there a reason for this? I figured the Triple Channel would be faster than the Dual Channel the P67 has.
So I am not sure what is the best path to take, any pointers?
I would go with 1155 Sandy bridge in the 2500k or 2600K with unlocked multiplier and a p67 board, which won't support onboard graphics. The p67 boards will overclock easier if that's what you want. The x58 boards are already a little dated; few have usb 3.0 and sata 6.