I was thinking of going for the cheaper x79 but as some of you guys pointed out the upgrade path is obviously much better. I mean really the main cost difference will be the early adoption of ddr 4 and that will maybe add $150 total over a ddr3 kit of same timings and size? So for +$150 you get DDR4, 6 core min and max 8core and way more sata 6 ports as well as m2. Also the possibility that broadwell-E will have a mid range 8core.
8/21/14 at 8:47am