Modern Intel CPUs start with the memory channel farthest away from the CPU, there are *some exceptions* but in general, it will hold true on consumer, commercial and enterprise grade hardware.
In this case, the memory channel to use first is actually clearly labeled as A2/B2.
These are all embedded offerings:
Drive confirmed to not work: For the FAH Appliance*
Kingston Digital DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB 2.0 DTSE9H/8GBZ http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006W8U2MU
Device only has 7.25GB available with a clean partition.
While core speed is always great, you really should consider going the 2P 2011 route for sheer amount of cores for the Guests. Additionally, having access to even more memory is a solid thing to prioritize.
Doubling your memory allocations and threads as cores for the Guests is a good thing as...
Hmm, massdrop.com is a place I see a lot of my money going towards in the near future if some of these votes go thought.
The Ducky 9008 G2 Pro keyboard looks promising, especially with the added keycaps.
Taking your question and considering if it was my money, my situation and my route to excellence?
x79. You're already on the enthusiast / professional platform that Intel offered for the previous iteration. You are a CAD user with multi GPUs, yah, I would definitely go x79.