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ImTheTypeOfGuy
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My HTPC (see signature) has an 1156 socket. I was thinking about upgrading it to an i7 but can't find this socket sold on newegg. Is it no longer available?

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This is where my lack of knowledge may show up but the link only shows socket 1156. Is there a different type of socket that will work with the board?

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You want an i7 in an HTPC? Overkill unless you are doing a lot of transcoding. If not, an i3 will suffice.

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Amazon has a bunch of them however my suggestion would be new board and new I5 for the same money, less power, and better performance.

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