New Computer Build

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William Pesch
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New Computer Build
Jul 16, 2010

I was just ready to build a new computer with an Intel i7-930 processor when the sales person at the computer store said that the upcoming Intel processor will not be compatible with my new (Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R) motherboard, if I plan to later upgrade. The upcoming processor will be on a smaller die and will not fit the slot.

My reason for building a new computer is that my Core Duo E6600 is a little slow doing video rendering (especially HD videos) and photo editing.

Question is: What is the thinking on how fast the new processor will be (equivalent pricing)? That much faster or better? I plan to keep the computer I build for 3 years (and maybe by then newer and faster and cheaper will be worth the wait).

Thank you for any help
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