Quote: Originally Posted by MPN
And sinse im buying a GPU with PCI-express 3.0 connection. Wont it then be good to have a mobo with a 3.0 slot in it?
And is it worth buying a mobo with the "new" 2011 socket?
What I've read about PCI-E 3 suggests that it makes very little difference, particularly if you're not doing SLI or Crossfire with a high-res monitor. The exception is for GPU computing, which isn't of much interest to gamers.
Socket 2011 is of interest mainly if you want more PCI-E lanes, or quad channel RAM. It's probably not worthwhile with a single graphics card, and marginal with two. 2011 would be required if you want a six core Sandy Bridge-E CPU, but that would kill your budget. (I7-3930k, over $500US. You'd also need to buy a cooler, as the retail 3930k doesn't include one. It would be easy to spend close to $1000, without
the new graphics card.)