Originally Posted by micropage7
775 maybe one of longest socket that stay alive. but for now if you run it, it is out of date. so if you want to upgrade later could be more expensive. the good thing of 775 is they are pretty cheap now and there many
but if you look for longer usage you better look for newer socket
there are people out there who know there are other people looking for the 'last hurrah' of the 775 platform and wont sell the highend Q9xxx processors cheap. Ive seen some discusting prices on ebay. Its cheaper then it was when the 775 was in full production but not by much - lotta prices are still over £200 which is just insane as a i7 2600k costs a little more and totally burries the Q9xxx series in the sand (pun intended) even when the the Q9xxx is overclocked.
I hope to be going to an i5 or i7 when i know the new motherboards are safe from intels chipset problems