- 69 months ago
X99? So, I have read numerous threads and am inclined to pick a Z97 mobo. BUT, with the advent of the X99 it seems the LGA 2011-v3 will out last the 1150. System is intended for gaming and the X99 option seems overkill. The sole and only consideration intended for the build is future-proofing not including the periodic component replacement.
The only reason I bring the issue up is 6 years ago I bought a gaming laptop and was ignorant about things such as 'integrated' motherboards etc.... I spent $3800.00 US dollars for the thing and needed a new graphic card. I was out of luck. So with that lesson in mind the build I intend to do must last 7 to 10 years (minus the random parts and components). I know the topic has been discussed into the dirt, still, guidance on the smartest route would be most helpful. Thanks
TLDR: For the price I assumed the mentioned laptop was going to last my purposes for at least 8 years or so. I still use Xcel on it and office but the GeForce 8600 can't keep up with gaming.