The project itself would probably cost towards $2000 over the course of a year. My main gripe is if I would be paying for what I'm getting; while the $130 1045t would never outperform similarly priced options, it'd be great to use until Piledriver is released and goes down in price. The problem with that, though, is that I'll be stuck with the 890gx chipset and unable to enjoy the chipsets of 2013 & 2014.
What I want is a Computer that I can upgrade over the course of a year with great overall performance, but also something I won't regret. I want something that can game hard on three 17" displays in Eyefinity and have a great internal server. Should I give up and purchase a new motherboard, or keep going? And if I should give up, how do I get rid of the motherboard I own now?
P.S. My gripe with Intel is that I choose to support competition by rooting for the underdog, which in this case is AMD. Intel makes a better CPU, but doesn't AMD have its own valid options?