Price and Where to Buy
The Asus X99 Deluxe is very much available now. At the time this review was published, it comes with a retail price of $382.95 and can be purchased from B&H here. It also comes with a limited 3-year warranty from the manufacturer. If you really need the USB 3.1 feature, Asus also released an updated model called Asus X99 Deluxe U3.1. It’s basically the same with the first X99 Deluxe but it comes with a USB 3.1 2-port card. It’s currently available for $389.99 at B&H here.
Asus X99 Deluxe Review: Conclusion
The Asus X99 Deluxe is definitely a feature rich and solid X99 motherboard. The system is fast, thanks to the Haswell-E processor and DDR4 memory, but quite expensive as well. If you are planning to jump into an X99 system, be sure to prepare your wallet not only for the motherboard but also for the CPU and DDR4 memory as well. X99 motherboards are not compatible with non Haswell-E CPU and DDR4 memory, and right now (at the time this review was published) DDR4 memory are just expensive (way expensive).
Aside from the long list of features this motherboard has, the white sexy looking shroud is definitely an eye candy as well. Not unless white is not your thing and you are trying to build a Black and Red themed gaming machine. Better get the Rampage V Extreme instead that will only cost you $60 more.
If you ask me, is the Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard a recommendable and worth buy product? Yes it is and most probably it won’t disappoint you as well. But, and yes there is a “but”, it is not for everyone, specially for the weak wallets. It’s very expensive to invest on an X99 system and it will remain expensive as to not cannibalize the Z97 segment. If you are building a home server, workstation / gaming machine, and you need the horse power for your demanding tasks and application, then this motherboard (plus the other appropriate components) may be what you are looking for. But if you just want to game and most of the time your work is not that demanding, better build a Z97-based system instead.
Finally, the Asus X99 Deluxe is what a good motherboard should be, feature rich and won’t left you hanging or missing some features. I think it’s a very recommendable product, and if you have the budget, this should be included in your list.