I am planning on upgrading this christmas and I need more RAM, which means that I need a new MOBO (currently using DDr2) so I figured might as well get a mobo with a newer socket and upgrade my cpu while I'm at it.
Right now I have an HD 5670 as my graphics card, I don't know if that helps to decide anything or not
I'd like to be able to play games like dayz and battlefeild 3 pretty well without having to upgrade my CPU again in a year for newer games.
I don't think the RAM I pick makes much of a difference, it's just the motherboard and CPU I am worried about
Right now I am looking at an FX-6300 (maybe an FX-4300) and this motherboard
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138362 (I don't know much about motherboard picking, so I just chose a cheaper one that seemed like it had everything I needed)
the budget is probably around $250 preferably, but I might be able to go to around $300 (keep in mind the ram will be around $35
ok, the answer is yes, it will work just fine. pcie 2.1 was just kind of a half-step towards 3.0. just has some advaned systems suported that were in development for 3.0, nothing really important to most users.