Hi guys. I'm an engineering student and I'm going into a rather CAD heavy last semester in September (AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit, Robot, and some GIS). My current system is:
Asus X58 Sabertooth
Core i7 930
12GB 1600MHz RAM
2x GTX 760
1000W Power Supply
This system runs great but is showing its age in places (mainly SSD speeds). My question is, if I upgrade this system over the summer what would be more beneficial for the above software: Z87/97 or X79? I'd be sticking with the quad core parts, as the hexa-cores are a little out of my price range. Do the extra memory lanes on X79 help CAD software enough to justify the premium?
Also I realize the Haswell-E is right around the corner, but I really don't want to beta test DDR4, so waiting for X99 isn't a consideration.