Goal: High FPS gaming ( 144Hz, 1440p / 90+Hz VR ) for the next 5 years at LEAST. I bought this system in april 2012 and only upgraded to SSD's and the GTX780 -> SLI -> GTX1080Ti. Got the 16Gb DDR3 from the start as well. Now, I realise I'm being bottlenecked. I finially want out. To be fair, I never félt bottelnecked. This system always played very nice. I bought the 3930k initially to run Arma 3 at top level and I didn't do much research. Figuered ' ey, 6 cores, quad channel memory and decent CPU speed? Should run everything buttersmooth!' Ha... If the games used the extra cores and memorylanes, sure. But not in 2012. Not for the next several years after that in fact. One thing it DID help in, however, is negating the DDR3 bottleneck now-a-days. Quad DDR3 or Dual DDR4. I'm sure there's a difference somewhere, but this system ate most, if not all games till now. So why upgrade? This board/cpu is simply old tech and I need play catch up. So I'm wondering: I really like the 9900K(S).performance, but I think the chipset is quite limited. Also, it's old tech. VEry nice, but old tech. The 10900k will have the same problem. Limited by the chipset. Is there a HEDT equivalent that would help me out here? I see there's a 10900X coming out, with all the bells and whistles of the HEDT chipset, but purely Freq. wise, it doesn't do 9900K(S) numbers, does it? Basically I'm paying more for a more future proof board and memory lanes, and I'm paying with pure FPS numbers. Is it too early to compare these 2 and could I find my thing at ryzen gen 2? TL;DR: not sure if I should go Intel i9 10900K , HEDT 10900X or Ryzel Gen 2/wait for 3. I can still wait.