Originally Posted by Moragg
Anyone know if 2011-3 (that's what Haswell-E is right?) will be sticking around for a bit, or if Intel is going to start their "new release, new mobo" nonsense on the -E's as well?
Yes, Haswell-e will be on something called "lga 2011-3", but nobody knows yet exactly what that is, or how long it will be with us.
Could be like lga 2011 and last for years, or it could be like lga 1366 and be practically dead on arrival.
and yes, DDR4 is bound to be exorbitantly expensive at first. The up side is that much like the early i7 920 adopters, you could probably build a Haswell-e system and be good with just that for years. But it will cost you a pretty penny.
Or you could sit tight and see where things go with Skylake (the next big architecture after Haswell-e, mid 2015). That's what I'm doing. Haswell-e is TOO hotly anticipated, and has TOO many uncertainties.