So my i7-5820k is no slouch, but when I built this rig I came in at the tail-end of Socket 2011-v3. I heard it was the best, I knew new CPUs were coming, but I couldn't wait at the time b/c I had a HTC Vive that just released and I had no PC to run it. I also thought X99 would be more future-proof. Anyway, just thinking if I ever wanted to upgrade my CPU I can't. Not that I can't, but rather it just makes no sense economically. I don't think i'll upgrade anything until next year, but I still can't help but be dismayed at what I am seeing even now. A i7-8700K is $349.99 and the only CPU I could see upgrading to keeping this motherboard is the i7-6800K for $419. Anything other than that I might as well upgrade the motherboard. Anyway, I suppose this is more of a gripe than anything but I wonder if anyone else out there regrets going x99 when they did. Btw, when are we supposed to be seeing the 9th Gen i7s?