If you are building a PC for any purpose, including gaming, and money is no option, a motherboard with an X99 chipset is the way to go.
Why is this, you may ask? Let me tell you why:
Motherboards with Intel's X99 chipset are targeted at extreme performance CPUs in the high-end desktop market.
So if you want one of the best processors money can buy, you'll need an X99 motherboard to go with it.
They are the first to support DDR4 memory.
DDR4 is the first new standard of RAM since 2007, and it is faster and more power efficient than DDR3. DDR4 comes in modules up to 16GB, which means X99 motherboards with 8 slots will support up to 128GB of RAM!
They support processors with six or eight cores.
While most games only make use of up to 4 cores, this will change in the future as technology gets more advanced. Having a CPU with 6 or 8 cores is a sure-fire way to ensure that your gaming machine is future proofed.
Also if you need to do video editing or any kind of rendering work then the more cores you have, the better.
Motherboards with an X99 chipset were developed in conjunction with Intel's socket LGA 2011-v3, which is the upgraded version of LGA 2011 that was developed for Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E.
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LGA 2011-v3 motherboards with an X99 chipset support Haswell-E processors that were released in September 2014: Intel Core i7-5960X, Core i7-5930K and Core i7-5820K.
We have listed some of the best X99 motherboards for gaming below, compare them to find out which board is best suited to your setup and budget.