So I am Thinking Socket 2011 is the Way to go....

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I have an i7-920 that I wanted to upgrade. I was waiting on Ivy Bridge but read somewhere that socket 1155 is going to be replaced before long where as socket 2011 will be around for a little while longer.

I priced the 3930K at $499 and the P9X79 DELUXE MB at $350 at a local store. Can anyone tell me a good reason to get Ivy Bridge CPU and MB instead? It seems like losing the extra cores and going with IB would only save me a couple hundred bucks.
 
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IB-E is tentatively slated for a mid 2013 release, if that, and by that time, Haswell should be here, or maybe just a little later, so IB-E doesn't look promising. Also, Haswell will be on LGA 1150 FYI. So yeah, it's looking like LGA 2011 is basically a dead end upgrade path.
The biggest thing about socket 2011 is understand what you are going to get out of it. If you are building this system as a gaming system that you mostly likely won't see much improvement over the socket 1155 processors like the Intel® Core™ i7-2600K or the newer Intel Core i7-3770K since the games wont really give much advantage for the extra cores, hyper-threading or even the extra memory bandwidth. If you are going to be doing something that is heavily multi-threaded or uses the memory bandwidth then you will get a nice advantage out the socket 2011 based processors.

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Why would 2011 be around longer? As far as I am aware it's possibly a expensive dead socket already as I dont think theres any confirmed Ivybridge CPU's for it and it would be safe to assume when haswell replaces IB 1155 and 2011 will both be dead.
 

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Hmm... I was thinking that an Ivy Bridge version for the 2011 was pretty much a sure thing.

My machine spends its time running Folding@Home when I am not using it. Then when I am using it I spend most of my time in Creative Suite 5 and Lightroom since I am a graphic designer by trade. I also edit my home movies. Then a few hours a week I play games like BF3 and Rift.
 
IB-E is tentatively slated for a mid 2013 release, if that, and by that time, Haswell should be here, or maybe just a little later, so IB-E doesn't look promising. Also, Haswell will be on LGA 1150 FYI. So yeah, it's looking like LGA 2011 is basically a dead end upgrade path.
 
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So, what, we're moving to bi-yearly socket changes then?
 

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Looks like it would save me almost $300.



I didn't realize that. I just wan't something that will age well like my 920@4GHz has. I also want a socket that will last through the next round of CPUs that are released. Will Haswell have more cores?
 
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