Originally Posted by JohnEJohn
Well your right, I need to bite the bullet and upgrade now. What do you guys recomend though, wait until the new Intel release or get a decent setup now?
Will the new CPU's use a different socket?
I don't want to spend a fortune for it to be obsolete in a few months, I know thats the risk you take with high end PC gear but if it's a major update such as this then holding off a little while might be well worth it, just means I have to be a little more conservative with the in game settings for a little while.
Nehelem will be out in a few months on a new socket with DDR3, but I don't think it'll be anywhere near main stream prices, so its tough to say for sure what to do.
You could probably get a pretty nice performance boost from a cheap Core 2 duo with a good overclock but you'd need new ram, mobo and probably a new heatsink, and then once nehelem hits the main stream you'd need new ram, mobo and heatsink again.