Barring any equipment failures, you will be fine with half a decade. CPU single threaded performance isn't getting much faster.
Skylake was around 10% faster clock for clock than Haswell (and in many cases less than that) and did not overclock as well as Haswell. Ice Lake is rumored to only be 5% clock for clock than Skylake.
To be honest, unless you want it for the looks, the MSI X99A Godlike Carbon is a bit excessive in price.
Originally Posted by Angry-Hermit
I want to thank everyone for their contribution. I filtered down the MB list to MSI and EVGA and then started filtering based on what I wanted, I ended up with about 4 MSI Boards and 1 EVGA, but none of the MSI board were close to the EVGA price and I hear nothing but good things on EVGA's customer support.
So I have updated my list, you may view it here: HermitDen 2016
My only concern is with the M.2 slot, I have not been involved in hardware for quite some time so the M.2 thing is still new to me. The ssd I chose I am happy with but I do not know if it is "Key m" and I dont know if the MB can handle the 2280 length, I havnt been able to find anything on the specs to tell me exactley. Ill do some more digging but if anyone knows off their head it would be appreciated.
I am starting school so this is primarily for that but I want to build a desk this fall and integrate the computer into it so at some point I will start a build log once I have some designs modeled out. That process has to start once I find a new chair and get dimensions for ergonomics as I want it to be capable of standing as well.
I wont be getting these components until mid September so if anyone one knows of any new product I should keep an eye on let me know.
One issue with EVGA boards right now is that their BIOS on X99 isn't as good as the other motherboard manufacturers. EVGA was awesome back in the X58 days, then they lost their motherboard team to Sapphire and Shamino also left for Asus. They have been getting better since P67 and X79 (a disaster), but it's still a way off from the other manufacturers. There isn't an EVGA X99 board club these days, because their boards have taken a dip in popularity.
MSI has pretty good customer support, at least here in Canada. Their RMA can be slow, but they always come through. EVGA support seems pretty solid too. It has been historically for me. One thing - they don't always honor mail in rebates, which have been outsourced.
The SSD 950 should be able to fit either board. You could consider a PCIe board though if you are doing anything write intensive for M.2 SSDs. They do tend to overheat with sustained writing performance.http://www.anandtech.com/show/9856/angelbird-wings-px1-m2-adapter-review-do-ssds-need-heatsinksEdited by CrazyElf - 7/31/16 at 9:25pm