Thanks for your reply. I was thinking the WS and the Rampage IV were my top 2 choices. I'm curious about what specifically about the WS makes it your choice.
Because the workstation boards are high in quality, dual LAN *which is awesome*, and is tom's hardware approved
"Asus P9X79 WS demonstrated the best performance, overclock and lower power consumption - and offers the highest slot number. P9X79 Deluxe closely follows the WS, but adds some more functions like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and various ports on the USB 3.0 rear panel." -Toms