Ok so first off, im not a noob when it comes to computers ,been building them for many years, however the last PC i built was based on the i2700k processor and GTX580's, now in pc terms thats a little old. I know i can just upgrade my graphics and it should be ok for a while longer but Id like to just re use my old machine for work.
Now i havent been keeping up with intels new stuff so forgive me if this does sound noobish. From what I understand their new processors still only support 32 lanes in PCIe, so if i want to run SLI graphics, one card is 16x and the other is 8x, I would like to have 16/16 if possible, would i HAVE to go to the LGA2011 or can i still do that with LGA1150? I currently have a LGA1155 so i could in theory upgrade just the mobo if there is one capable of pushing 16x/16x in SLI.
I will most likely be doing SLI with the gtx780's, or amd's new 290's, still deciding, BF4 beta will determine how that goes. I do want to be able to push 2560x1440 or even 2560x1600 so i think SLI is the way to go. Which proc would be the better choice, i see the benchmarks of ivy bridge and haswell and they dont seem that far off from each other, i just hate that they release new stuff and it really isnt better. I was just thinking of biting the bullet and doing Ivy-E cause it seems its all i can find that will do 16x/16x in SLI.
So what im asking i guess is anyone have any recommendations on Proc/Mobo combos for 16x/16x SLI? Also assume I have a $3k limit, and I own my car, have no bills other than monthly ones, am single, and its my money so dont judge what i spend it on lol. Some threads on builds people get upset someone wants to spend money O.o