The purpose of this guide is to help speed up your research and narrow down your X99 motherboard choices, so you can focus on more specific motherboard research. While the X99 platform isn’t necessarily a landmark platform, there is an abundance of choices for both the motherboard and memory segments. Not only do you have to pick out a nice X99 motherboard for your Haswell-E CPU, but you also must adopt the new DDR4 memory specification.

These parts are pricey, and while I was looking over the sites of major retailers, I spotted countless errors in motherboard specifications. One large retail site even had an x99 motherboard with two display ports, after checking and confirming the site was wrong, I decided to compile my own specification list.