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Wait for lynnfield or go with i7?

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i am working this summer and i'm planning on building an i7 computer with the money i make. i would like to make it before school starts again but i'm still unsure if to just wait and buy the next generation of Intel processors which will be allot better. thank you for your opinions.

 

*update* thanks for opinions everybody, i think i will just go with i7 920 as planned, and maybe upgrade to the six cores later on.

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mmm, LGA1366 is definitely not dead, so there might be more CPUs being released on it. So either way you go you will still end up with good CPUs.

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First of all, there's no point in deciding now if you're not buying now. Decide when you buy. Things move WAY too fast in this area to decide early.

 

Second, my understanding is that i5 was not designed to replace i7. They are two different markets. I had read that i7 was for mega-performance and i5 was more mainstream.

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That bit-tech article makes it sound like the i7 is dead, but then it also says that the 1366 socket will support the new 6 core processors. So, the way I'm reading this is that the quad core market will eventually belong to the i5, and anything beyond that will go to i7. I could be wrong, but that's what I would think Intel would do. And the idea of thinning out the i7 lineup makes sense. No manufacturer goes high-end heavy. Do you think that EVGA built as many gtx295s as they did gtx260s? I doubt it.

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