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Old November 4, 2010, 10:19 AM
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Question Will it be worth the wait?

I was going to build a new gaming rig in the next 2 months or so, but I heard that Intel's Sandy Bridge chips are scheduled for release soon, and they will (surprise surprise) use a different socket than LGA1366. It will be Socket R. I've heard mixed reviews on the new chips. In your opinions, is it worth waiting for these new chips and motherboards that support them, or just go with the LGA1366 and limit my CPU upgrades? (I intend on keeping the major components [PSU, mobo, probably RAM] in this build for the next 3 or 4 years probably).

EDIT: To clarify - it will be a completely new build. I'm looking at buying a RAMPAGE III Formula and a Corsair 1000W PSU and Crucial Ballistix Tracer RAM. And of course an Intel Core-i7 950. Only the hard drives and DVD burner are moving to the new rig (and maybe some fans).

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