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    As the title states, I'm going to be getting a new computer for Rift when it releases or before. I know they said it can play good on older machines but I usually don't settle for anything less than a rig. I wanted to get some suggestions from y'all to see what might be my best route. My only computers have been Dells and I'm not going that route ever again.. so what are your suggestions and why? (links would be awesome) My budget is going to be around 1500ish, more if it is a justified addition.
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    If you know how to build computers, or are willing to learn and have some experience, or know someone, I'd say take a look at my site.

    full system builds here, take a look at the rank 2 and rank 3 builds.

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    wait till early 2011 for the new Intel CPU's with socket 1155 (Sandy Bridge)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timrum View Post
    wait till early 2011 for the new Intel CPU's with socket 1155 (Sandy Bridge)
    I could do this if the price isn't crazy! I'm looking for a rig but not the BEST of the BEST. =P will look into it though..
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabb1t View Post
    If you know how to build computers, or are willing to learn and have some experience, or know someone, I'd say take a look at my site.

    full system builds here, take a look at the rank 2 and rank 3 builds.

    parts bla bla here.
    I do NOT but have a lifelong friend who runs his own repair business who I know is more than capable of doing it. thanks!
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    They release a whole range of new CPU's from top to low end.
    Its to early for some benchmarks - but if you dont buy it for the new CPU's you should buy it for the new socket 1155.
    The present socket 1156 is not compatible with the 1155 - so if you buy a mainboard today - it will be out of date in a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timrum View Post
    They release a whole range of new CPU's from top to low end.
    Its to early for some benchmarks - but if you dont buy it for the new CPU's you should buy it for the new socket 1155.
    The present socket 1156 is not compatible with the 1155 - so if you buy a mainboard today - it will be out of date in a few months.
    completely understand what your saying..
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    How high end do you want the rig to be? You can build a fairly good high end pretty cheaply if you know where to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timrum View Post
    The present socket 1156 is not compatible with the 1155 - so if you buy a mainboard today - it will be out of date in a few months.
    I haven't heard anything about this. Checking around it does seem to show that it's set for a different socket. However, if that socket were coming out within anything short of 6 months there would be a ton of news about it, as that means you'd also need new motherboards, and very likely new cooling systems. I doubt it will be right around the corner. Besides, it will be years before they phase out socket 1156. It's just now hitting it's main momentum and it would be suiside to split their market between 3 different socket types. Two is insanity enough.
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    Wait at least until the new ATI HD68xx and Sandy Bridge CPUs are out. I am just waiting myself before I get 2 new gaming rigs for my wife and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabb1t View Post
    I haven't heard anything about this. Checking around it does seem to show that it's set for a different socket. However, if that socket were coming out within anything short of 6 months there would be a ton of news about it, as that means you'd also need new motherboards, and very likely new cooling systems. I doubt it will be right around the corner. Besides, it will be years before they phase out socket 1156. It's just now hitting it's main momentum and it would be suiside to split their market between 3 different socket types. Two is insanity enough.
    As I said sandy bridge is for socket 1155 - which is not compatible to actual 1156 sockets. It's one of intels "tock" steps ( new technology) followed by ivy bridge which is a "tick" step (shrink the actual design to 22nm)
    Sandy bridge itself was announced back at IDF2008 with first technical details floating around middle 2009 . Midrange cpu are announced for early / start 2011, high and low end for Q2 2011. Intel didn't change the cooler mounting so most of the actual coolrt should work as well.
    3 sockets ? 1366 is more a server socket with triple channel RAM and TDP around 140w and 775 is already dead

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakgo View Post
    Wait at least until the new ATI HD68xx and Sandy Bridge CPUs are out. I am just waiting myself before I get 2 new gaming rigs for my wife and me.
    buying this hardware will probably "break the bank" for me. I don't know the price and probably don't want to know =P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranks View Post
    How high end do you want the rig to be? You can build a fairly good high end pretty cheaply if you know where to look.
    as in? Like I said before, I have a budget of 1500ish.. more if it absolutely calls for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timrum View Post
    They release a whole range of new CPU's from top to low end.
    Its to early for some benchmarks - but if you dont buy it for the new CPU's you should buy it for the new socket 1155.
    The present socket 1156 is not compatible with the 1155 - so if you buy a mainboard today - it will be out of date in a few months
    Thus is the life of electronics That computer will probably last quite some time till you have to worry about upgrading though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabb1t View Post
    I haven't heard anything about this. Checking around it does seem to show that it's set for a different socket. However, if that socket were coming out within anything short of 6 months there would be a ton of news about it, as that means you'd also need new motherboards, and very likely new cooling systems. I doubt it will be right around the corner. Besides, it will be years before they phase out socket 1156. It's just now hitting it's main momentum and it would be suiside to split their market between 3 different socket types. Two is insanity enough.
    When I upgraded my hardware a few months ago I was informed about the new cpu as well that being said it is coming and likely sooner rather than later. It doesn't mean it will be here in 3-6 months *shrugs* I don't have the date but I do have experience with a lot of people saying "soon"

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