Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
Eventually, all sockets go away, but I haven't heard anything particular about 1155. Are you mistaking that for 1156, which is about gone?
As long as you have a good brand and a little bit of luck, I'd just shop on the basis of desire features and price/support.
What does "best" mean in this context?
That particular board is certainly more than you need for most purposes and would be a waste of money for a typical installation. But you may need each and every one of its features. I don't know.
as for whether i need it or not... theres plenty of things i dont NEED, but when i need them, are nice to have, and in MOST cases it cant hurt anywhere but the bank to have them. as a 3d designer i run my temps up on EVERYTHING, nb, cpu, gpu hits 76c (ATi).
and part of it is that i want to future proof a bit, i want somthing that will support OSs, Graphics cards, and new technologies to come. in this case, this may outlive the technolagy, but lose to a socket that will, as you've stated, go away at somepoint.
and the colors would match my noctua NH-D14