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Old November 27, 2008, 07:23 PM
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Default Buy LGA 775 or go with LGA 1366?

Well, I am trying to build a system as cheap as possible. Now, I am not really someone who upgrades, even if I were too, it would not be frequently. That is why I am worried whether I should stay with the regular LGA 775 or go Core i7.

If I stay with LGA 775, I can get a complete system as that is what I need. When I say complete system, I am talking about LCD, keyboard, mouse, mouse pad, and a headset along with my system.

If I go Core i7, I won't be able to get the majority of the components I want. On the other hand, if I go with LGA 775, I can get everything I like.

My budget is around $1300 and I do not plan on getting a new computer for probably the next 4 - 6 years.

What would be my best move?
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Old November 27, 2008, 07:28 PM
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Do you have any components you can re-use? What will you do with the rig?

'cause i7 ain't cheap.
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Old November 27, 2008, 07:58 PM
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It's mostly to play games. My computer at the moment has like a P4 with a 64MB GFX card. So I want to try new games. My computer is to old to re-use parts.
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:05 PM
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Then stick with LGA775 and a Quad to last you a few years.
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:09 PM
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Yeah, i7 is still bleeding edge so you'd be paying a major premium. Always best to wait until the second gen of a new platform is out (I waited until I could get my hands on an E6420 just to get the extra cache at a better price.... :) ).
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Old November 27, 2008, 08:44 PM
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Ok thanks guys, I think I will stick with LGA 775. :)
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Old November 28, 2008, 05:16 AM
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I agree here, at this point in time, a 775 socket with a quad and a P45 Mobo is still a good way to go unless one's has no budget constrains. Since you can't use any parts of your older computer, going I7 will set up back a good amount of money. The entry level I7 + mobo + DDR-3 memory will relieve you of about 1000.00 right there, that's quite a bit of money.
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Old November 28, 2008, 07:09 AM
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As others have said, I'd stick with 775 for now :)
i7 is still (for the most part) for enthusiasts and number obsessed. To the average user you're not going to notice a huge difference between the two, you'd be happy with either. They can both run games at high and 775 will be able to for years to come.
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Old November 28, 2008, 08:16 AM
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build a nice 775 rig. save it for 2-3 years, and upgrade if you need to. by then SLIing nowaday 200$ cards will be ~50..
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Old November 28, 2008, 08:30 AM
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I agree, you can build a 775 system that will kick ass for very cheap.
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