First post, by Brawndo
So I've been really struggling with temptation to build a LGA1366 Intel Core i7 PC, and the logical side of my brain is saying wait, you don't NEED that. My purpose for it would be a high end late XP era system, but I already have a PC for that (dual boot XP/7 on a Sandy Bridge 2500k with GTX 580 SLI) which is a 2011 era PC and certainly more than capable. However lately the itch to splurge on a period correct 2009 era LGA1366 PC has been significant, and it's primarily because that is one of the stepping stones I took on my PC journey back in the day, and became an early adopter of the Intel X58 chipset and Core i7 920 CPU, so it certainly scratches a nostalgic itch for me. If I were to do that, it would sit in between my 2006 era Intel Z68 QX6700 mid range XP PC and the Sandy Bridge PC, but I really don't think I'll gain anything from having a LGA1366 PC. The only somewhat logical justification I can come up with is beyond my AMD socket A Thunderbird PC running a Radeon 9600 XT, I don't have anything newer running a team red video card. It's all Nvidia.
Help me out here! I have a very impulsive nature and spend money often on unnecessary things because it makes me feel good to just "have" them, and I'm trying to be better and more practical about it. Maybe there's some less obvious reason why having a LGA1366 PC to play with would be a good idea.