Sandy Bridge Socket?

Hi all i was planning to instead of building my computer now i will wait until sandy bridge is realed.... i was planning to go with i5 2500 wich i belive according to anantech it has HT, wich i am not interest in but...thats a plus.. BUT i`ve read that it will requiere a new socket but i read that it is a LGA 1156 just like the computer i was planning to build so ...i only have to change the cpu no the mobo right???
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  1. That is correct all new Sandy Bridge processors require a new motherboard (Intel Express 6 Series), The current LGA 1156 and 1366 (Intel Express 5 Series) are not compatible with any Sandy Bridge CPU's
  2. Will the 10core beast of a CPU coming out in Q3 next year have the same socket?
  3. Hi BladeSpirits, Welcome to THW.

    SandyBridge is on its own kind of socket, the 1155, even though is has some similarities to the 1156, they are NOT compatible, so you will need a socket 1155 motherboard for a SandyBridge CPU.

    The high end SandyBridge will release in Q3 or Q4 of next year on a entirely new socket called LGA2011.

    Hope that clears things up for you a bit. :)
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