New CPU / MOBO Bundle

Well I am building a new Gaming / Graphic design Rig

Currently I got my new video Card (Ge force GTX 770) and got myself a Creative sound blaster Recon 3D pci-E (I know most mobo comes with sound card but I like just having my sound card separately)

I am in a big dilemma if I should get a

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 (or similar) Mobo + the upcoming I7 4960X (or a spec higher but that generation)

Or go with

Intel Core i7-4770 with ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 LGA 1150

Again I am open to switch mobo or cpu but mainly question is for gaming what would be the best fit for me.

I plan on having 16 or 32g of ram (1866 mhz)

Got an ATX case, cannot fit XL board in and don't plan on switching that part

Graphic wise I use Photoshop (not just doodle) and will probably touch a bit of Maya in the near future and as for game I want to be able to play on high gear the next gen of games coming out

Can you please just tell me some pro and con, I have checked bench but In the end it really about a choice between what seem to be 2 nice kit (and one that's actually out right now)
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  1. I would go with the LGA 2011 platform because it offers capacity and you have the option to add more ram if needed (up to 64gb) with the graphic design and another video card at full x16 bandwith (x16 ,x16),

    The new Ivy Bridge processors coming out will be the i7-4960x , i7-4930k and the i7-4820k so all three will have the same feature capacity for the motherboards and it will be the clock speed and the core count that will be the difference. The top two will be six core and the other will be a quad core.
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    I would stick with the 4770, you can be sure that the 4960x will be at least twice the cost, probably closer to triple. I have always been of the opinion that the extreme series cpu's are past the point of diminishing returns, too expensive for the performance gain. The 4960x is undoubtedly faster, but I don't think it's worth it, especially from a gaming standpoint. Unless you are doing extremely intensive rendering work, or need a ridiculous amount of memory, the 4770 is a far better option in my mind. Might as well save yourself $700+ and call it a day.
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