This premium motherboard is eye-wateringly expensive, only works with one type of processor, and may not fit your case – but it’s worth remortgaging your house for

There are a good number of reasons not to buy ASUS’ new Pro WS WRX90E-SAGE SE high-end motherboard. For starters, it’s expensive. It’s currently available to pre-order for $1,299.99.

The second reason is it’s designed specifically and only for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper Pro 7000 WX-series of processors (Storm Peak). And lastly, the motherboard comes in an EEB form factor which, while the same dimensions as E-ATX motherboards (12 x 13 inches/30.5 x 33.0 cm), it likely won’t slot into an E-ATX case – the screw holes won’t be in the right place.