Re: We'll catch you soon enough.
It was my first Intel build in about 15 years - wanted to see if an Intel rig with the same ballpark cost as my usual AMD platform would offer better folding performance - while not sacrificing too much iGPU performance to toss at Moo Wrapper.
Going with the bottom-end i3 would have bumped the price up to about 25% more than my usual AMD option - it was hard enough trying to keep it in the SAME price range, and in the end I still ended up about $10 more on the MB/CPU/RAM than the last AMD build I did, or the ones I just ordered for my next build (triple 1080 this time, another experiment - will the Zotac "mini" 1080 be short enough to let the middle card stay cool - if not, I get to do some card rearrangement and make the Zotac a "slot 1" card in another machine and go back to using ITX-length 1070s for slot 3).
20/20 hindsight though I should have gone with a different variation on that Gigabyte board - they have one for about $15 more that has 8x to the second slot, AND dual PS/2 type connections, I'd probably have liked that one better - but given what I was seeing on folding performance, I suspect it would not have changed the results of the experiment.
The experiment failed on ALL counts (mildly on the folding side, VERY badly on the iGPU side), but I always knew I could use it for other stuff as a worst-case option.
I've already moved the pair of EVGA 1070 SCs in that rig to a different rig, the 3'd is a Gigabyte ITX that has it's next home assigned, but I probably won't get around to swapping it out 'till late today or sometime tomorrow.
I've seen a couple good reviews on the PNY founder 1080ti cards - dunno if they would be any better than the EVGA version, but I've had fairly good luck over the years with the few PNY GPUs I've ever bought.
I am the friendly competition - but at least I DO use some EVGA products to compete with y'all
3 x GTX 1070 SC, 2 x GTX 960 SC, 3 x GTX 950 SC, 2 x 1300 G2, might be more I missed.