I'm a neophyte at this whole build it yourself thing. But, I've enjoyed lurking in this forum. I appear to have bought into the whole ASUS ROG thing. I've tried to find dialogue on this subject here but I've not been able to find it. Sorry if its posted elsewhere.
I want a machine that is going to stand the test of time. I don't mind spending some today for higher quality, longer lifespan. My current perception is that a quality motherboard is the best bang for the buck in terms of future proofing. I plan to use the 'click it' version of OC'ing as I'm not inclined to go deep into the OC activity. But, I'm stuck at the decision between Maximus and Rampage. I haven't decided if I'll do Formula or Gene. But, the Extreme is beyond my needs.
That decision seems to be based on LGA 1155/Z77 or LGA 2011/X79. It seems like LGA 1155 is more mainstream while LGA 2011 is more enthusiast. Is this true? Will LGA 2011 components generally cost more than LGA 1155 components in perpetuity?
On the surface, if looking at the cost, the Rampage costs more than Maximus. But, if I only go as far as a i7-3820 for the Rampage and compare to a i7-3770K for the Maximus, the combined cost difference is minimized. That said, the i7-3820 is the cheapest CPU alternative for LGA 2011. While the LGA 1155 has allot of lower priced CPU options. It also seems like the current LGA 2011 are a generation behind the current LGA 1155. So, 'maybe' in a year or two, the LGA 2011 will offer easy upgrading (just the CPU). Is that true? The question here is, would the enthusiast package (LGA 2011/X79) get more lifespan?
One last question, can I OC the i7-3820 with the ASUS OC software? Or, do I need to go into the BIOS and do it manually?