I defer to RPD's superior judgment in this case - however, if price is no object..... .............. ...... others like Gigabyte. Nobody likes biostar that values their sanity... Fortunately, whichever path you take, there are lots of resources at the top of the forum that you can use to help you along.
thanks for your advice. Money is not an object as this is a long cherished dream machine for me, I however have other challenges.
I am from India, and many of the high end stuff are not available here and sometimes if I import it, I may not have the warranty here. Also, I have already ordered a 4770K. Its already in the courier office, will get it tomorrow (I might be able to cancel it until then).
I agree with your thoughts about the Xeon, however since this is a personal/home rig - I would never need the Xeons. Now, I have been thinking about Ivy Bridge; Also, was very much interested in the 64GB RAM capability, I think it would be interesting to create 40GB RamDisk with a RAID-6 for persistence.
But, I wanted maximum hackintosh compatibility as I use OS X as my day to day OS. (already have a macbook, etc..) - So, I thought LGA1150 is safer than LGA2011, for the power management, etc.
Also, does the RAID support vary with H87 / Z87 ? Is the H87 bios raid usable in hackintosh ? I am planning to get an Areca RAID card for native OS X support.