Ok, so im building a gaming computer for the 1st time so im new to the different components. I have a budget of about $1900. I have had many people tell me to get a z87 MOBO but have also been told that x79 is better. Can someone please explain the differences in these and why i should get 1 over the other???
Also, what GPU is good for gaming?
Z87 is for LGA1150 Haswell CPUs. X79 is for LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E CPUS, which have more cores and threads, but those make little difference for gaming over a 4 core/4 thread i5 cpu. I think X79 has more PCI express lanes which allows more bandwidth when using 3 or 4 video cards. I'd say X79 is only worth it if you do something more cpu-intensive than gaming on your computer (e.g. video editing), or have a budget over $3k.