I7 2600k or wait for 2011 lga

as it say above i7 or wait for 2011 lga

is 1155 lga midend or highend
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  1. The answer might depend on intended uses of said system, and of course, the cost/performance ratios of the SB-E models with newest as of yet unreleased mainboards might place it out of the running....

    One thing is for certain...2500k/2600k models are fast, and they are fast 'today'.
  2. When socket 2011 comes out I will guess it will be way more than 1155 with a little increase in performance. I think you would be very happy with a sandy chip.
  3. You're probably better off with LGA 1155. The only real reason to wait for LGA 2011 would be if you really needed extra memory bandwidth from quad channel RAM. LGA 2011 will also have more PCI-Express lanes than 1155, but that really isn't an issue unless you plan on running 3 video cards.
  4. What do you plan to do? Gaming? Just get 1155. CAD/Workstation/Video? 2011 might be worth the wait. Need the absolute best? Wait.

    Don't get me wrong, SB-E will be a beast, but not in ways that will give it much edge in gaming over SB. So tell us what you want to do with the computer and we'll try to help.
  5. thanks all
    what i want to do is play few games and upscale movies
    i have 2100 i3 thinking of upgrade it to 2600k and 4gb more
    later im may replace mobo and do 560 sli
    so should i upgrade now or wait as im doing sli
    and will 2011 have huge increase in preformance


    oh does any one know if 2011 will change ram to ddr4 or something else
  6. SNB-E will be far more expensive than 2600K -- somewhere around $1000, $600, and $450 for the three introductory models. The mainboards will also be more expensive than the average 1155 board. RAM will be quad-channel DDR3.

    Will performance be worth the cost? Maybe in a few professional-level applications where getting things done faster saves the company money. For games? No way.
  7. Leaps-from-Shadows said:
    SNB-E will be far more expensive than 2600K -- somewhere around $1000, $600, and $450 for the three introductory models. The mainboards will also be more expensive than the average 1155 board. RAM will be quad-channel DDR3.

    Will performance be worth the cost? Maybe in a few professional-level applications where getting things done faster saves the company money. For games? No way.



    i didnt thought it will be real expensive so i think i will stay with 1155 for long
    (any thoughts how long will it last untill it become old and slow for gaming)
  8. 1155 is new and has upgrade paths to Ivybridge, so the platform will give good performance for years.
  9. I'm waiting for Ivy Bridge. My current PC is fast enough for my needs. I may even wait to upgrade even when IB comes out.
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