If you're anxious to make the leap to Intel's 9 Series platform, boutique system builder Origin PC is more than happy to oblige. In fact, Origin PC is the first custom PC builder to announce the availability of motherboards based on Intel's next-generation Z97 chipset. You'll find the Z97 motherboard option in Origin PC's Genesis, Millennium, and Chronos line of desktop PCs.
"The new Intel 9-series chipset raises the bar by adding support for solid-state drives in PCIe M.2 form-factor, Intel device protection with boot guard technology and Intel Rapid Storage technology with support for PCI Express-based storage drives. The new 9-series also features support for a new set of Intel Core processors with a speed boost to bring power and efficiency to the next level," Origin PC points out.
Gaming desktops build around an Intel X79 motherboard start at $1,159 for the Chronos line, $1,674 for the Millennium line, and $1,736 for the Genesis line. To give an example of a configuration, the Genesis at $1,736 comes with a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI motherboard, Intel Core i5 4460 quad-core processor clocked at 3.2GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost), 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 memory, 500GB hard drive (7200 RPM), 650W Corsair RM650 power supply, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a few other tidbits.