I still think the X58 is the best platform. My friend is a professional digital photographer and is still rocking an eVGA X58 with an i7 970 I gave him back in 2011. It is maxed out with 24gb ram and is used daily for Photshop etc. He upgrades the video card (most recent is 1080), and that's about it.
2 years ago I got nostalgic and picked up a Sabertooth X58 and dropped a X5690 in it. I gave it to my brother-in-law a few months later. He is still using it as a daily driver! The CPU doesn't have the best IMC (currently running Mushkin 3x8gb DDR3 2133 at 1600), so I ordered a W3670 to tinker with. I paid $27 for the chip.
It's great to see others still interested in this platform.
<div class="post-sig post-sig-limit shazam usersig-click"><div class="reparse-sig-lineheight"><div><span></span><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span><span></span><div class="quote-block"><span>Originally Posted by </span><strong>DuckieHo</strong><span> </span><a href="showthread.php?s=bd8d1313c09af4210eda3f9b5ad 8a046&p=4306551#post4306551"><img alt="go_quote.gif" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a></div><span></span><div><span>Benchmarking is so boring......</span></div><span></span></div><span></span></div><span></span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/229532-essentials-overclocking-680i-nvidia-reference-boards.html">eVGA 680i Overclocking guide</a><span> .......... </span><a href="https://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/269840-asus-p5e-x38-thread.html">ASUS P5E/Rampage Formula Thread</a><span>.......... </span><a href="http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=521851" target="_blank">4.4GHz CPU-Z</a><br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size: 12px;"><a href="https://www.overclock.net/intel-motherboards/426626-official-rog-asus-rampage-formula-x48.html"><span><b>The Official Asus Rampage Formula Club</b></span></a></span></div></div></div>