Well if loftie picked one of the cheapest socket 1150 boards he should have picked one of the cheapest 2011-v3 boards as well for a fair comparison. Sure 2011-v3 is the high end platform from intel and 1150 will always be mainstream. That is why we still have quad cores even with Skylake. I doubt Intel will ever change this segmentation. You can get a 2011-v3 board for as low as 200 EUR. And you still get access to all the PCIe lanes and can run quad graphics setup.