It's took several days and nights of reading, but I've got from post #1 to #2439.I am sooooo jealous of your build, and thought my planed build was overkill.
Anyway just a question, why did you not go with ivy bridge.
Good luck with finishing this build and I am more than defiantly subed to this wonderful build log
thanks Dylanren99! I feel kinda bad for people finding the build log recently...because it takes a lot of time to get caught up with it. Guess that's what happens when you take 6 months to finish.
As far "why not Ivy Bridge", when I was making my decision...it was either Ivy or Sandy-E. Sandy-E was just the bigger and badder processor. More cores, more PCI lanes, quad channel memory, more L3 cache, etc.
But the real reason to choose Sandy-E at the time, was I thought it was pretty clear that the LGA2011 socket was going to have more upgrade paths in the future. So...when Ivy-E is readily available (sometime Q3 2013 I believe is the target date)...I could choose to put one of those in my LGA2011 board. I don't think there will be any significant or appealing upgrade paths for an 1155 board.