Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald
I don't regret going with an X79 build instead of waiting for the Z87s. I needed a new desktop back when I built mine. I would have had to wait at least five months for the Haswells (my two top choices still aren't available yet) and it's always fiscally wise to not be a first adopter of anything since the first runs are usually buggy so I would have wound up waiting a year and wound up with a system that wouldn't have been much better than what I have now (albeit less expensive, though). Still, it's interesting to see what is, and is going to be, out there.
I find myself in this same boat as I'm looking to build a new system. I'd initially put together a x79 system but others advised me to wait and see what Haswell has to offer.
I've got a few months to figure it out as I get my finances in order. By then there should be a bit more info and benchmarks to make a more informed decision by then. In the end though I may wind up going X79 as I'm am somewhat leery about new tech, especially motherboards.