I have a 775 mobo, that runs DDR3 (I have 8 gigs corsair dominator at 1333). Given that I need to replace the mobo and I'm stuck between two generations of hardware (iseries vs core) with gen 3 RAM... What are my options.
I'm really anal about quality, and I am a gamer - I take pride in my machines. As I see it, I have two options
1) Buy an iSeries Mobo and use the RAM I have (Most pricy, but best solution)
2) Buy a socket 775 board, and buy new ram (Cheapest)
Have I missed any other solutions?
My biggest issue with option 1 is not really the price, but the fact that I can't start low and upgrade later -> 1156 procs are I3/I5 // their sockets are made by foxconn, which tend to melt with OC's. LGA makes the 1366 sockets which are i7's primarily (and tbh, I want a nehalem proc eventually... :D ) Now, given that the cheapest i7 is ~300$ on newegg, and a good board is about the same. I have no issues dropping that kind of money on a good board, but is there really no other real option for me proc wise with a 1366?
Edited by Librarat, 24 January 2011 - 12:53 PM.