ASRock z68 question


Dec 31, 2011
I am considering getting an ASrock Extreme3 Gen 3.

This is because the Gen 3 revision of Z68 supports pci express 3.0

But.... will pci express 3.0 work to the full extent, when using a sandy bridge processor (2500k)

Or will pci express 3.0 only be supported with ivy bridge.

Im building a new pc, so cost is a primary focus. So i cant "get sandybridge for now, then get ivybridge when it comes out"

The reason i care about pci-e 3.0 is becuase i will be buying a new southern islands GPU along with the mobo etc.

Finally what is some good gaming ram that will work with the motherboard (1600mhz)