Need help selecting motherboard. in New Builds and Planning Posted July 14 8 minutes ago, Quickstrike said: Question: Why the Threadripper 2970WX ? Why not go 3960X ? 2970 has a TR4 socket and it's done, no upgrade path. if money is no object on your board, why not go Zen 2? Money isn't exactly no object - if I was to go with the 3960x I would be looking at the MSI Creator MB https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Creator-TRX40-Motherboard-USB3-2/dp/B081FXBWTD as a possibility as well.