Originally Posted by CaptnStubing
Which is the better platform for gaming? I am going to get a i7.
Honestly, and as much as I love my i7 920... I don't see a compelling reason to go with the more expensive LGA1366 platform. It doesn't offer anything that the LGA1155 platform cannot do.
I'd go LGA1155 with a top end chip. Should OC nice and will give great performance for years to come. Obviously, no less than 4GB RAM, the more the merrier. 6GB seems to be a happy medium for most.
Also, and necessary imo- a SSD for the boot drive. 30 - 40GB is usually sufficient and it'll make a *huge* difference.
Easily the best upgrade I've done to my rig.