It is very expensive always to use most modern hardware especially buying new mainboard if only a new CPU is desired. It would be much better if one knows whether and when major CPU producers plan to change CPU sockets. Do you know when it is planed to change sockets the next time? I am particularly interested in not buying Intel i7 CPU if a new CPU will be released soon with not compatible pins.
closed as too localized by Mark Henderson♦ Jul 5 '11 at 10:50
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At the moment Intel is not planning any new CPU sockets, basing on their CPU plans.
If you are planning to assembly a desktop machine with extra horsepower, I'd recommend LGA1366. For mobile go µPGA-989.