12 minutes ago, veech said:
Thank you. As far as my hunting on Google goes, I guess my friend might have to go a little over his budget. Huh?
Yeah, most likely. The X99 platform falls under Intel's HEDT (High End DeskTop) category, and the HEDT stuff tends to be more expensive. Make sure you take look on eBay and other used sellers because old HEDT owners are selling their X99 stuff.