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1st gen i7 965x(extreme edition) vs. i5/i7 2nd gen

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October 22, 2012 11:55:22 AM

Hello,

I currently own a i7 965x (extreme edition) processor and I was curious about the new gen of i processors. Are the i5 or i7 simple (not extreme editions) better that the extreme editions of their predecessors or have they improved in some categories? I'm asking this because I want to know if it's an advantage that I move on the next gen or stick to what I have.
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October 22, 2012 11:57:15 AM

It's not time to move on yet. Your CPU has plenty of life left in it to take it to the next generation, Haswell.
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October 22, 2012 11:59:29 AM

I agree. You won't gain much at all by upgrading, especially since you got the extreme edition.
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October 22, 2012 1:40:26 PM

Let's say I'll keep it...what mobo should I use to oc it, because I'm completely lost with all the new sockets. I don't know which new socket is compatible with it.
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October 22, 2012 2:15:26 PM

maybe for even 2-4 years from now,
the fourth year maybe it lost the power but still able to compete with low-mid end cpu,
then it the time for upgrade,

wait for skylake maybe?
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October 22, 2012 2:49:48 PM

If you don't already have a MB that will overclock that CPU, now is not the time to buy one. You will be buying old technology. Just use the cpu as is and be happy with it.
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October 23, 2012 6:48:08 AM

So a mobo that would lift up the cpu at 4 and smth would worthy for the bucks?
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October 23, 2012 8:14:22 AM

Just overclock! :D 
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October 23, 2012 8:19:00 AM

I would oc but I don't really trust my mobo for such a high oc...that's why I was interested in these new sockets, to see if they're compatible with my cpu.
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October 23, 2012 8:19:51 AM

They're not.
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October 23, 2012 8:25:32 AM

I think it really depends on what the pc is used for. For gaming, you dont need to upgrade at all...
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October 23, 2012 8:30:53 AM

I use this pc for video and photo editing, but mostly for video. And I need it to have a good set up so there won't be any losses from the cpu, because of other parts.
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October 23, 2012 8:57:45 AM

Just to give you some info on newer sockets

LGA 1155 - Replaces LGA 1156 and is for the mainstream i3 , i5 and i7 processors

LGA 2011 - Replaces LGA 1366 and is for the high end i7 extreme processors(sandybridge - E)

There are only a few processors on the 2011 socket 3960x,3930k and 3820 are a few of them

As other people did say there is no need to upgrade. Take your CPU to the next gen. I'm sure it will not bottleneck anytime soon
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October 23, 2012 9:27:42 AM

But my question is if is there any new socket that is compatible with my cpu, or do I have to go to it's own socket type and search for mobos? The only thing I want to upgrade now is the mobo.
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