By the time AMD does bring out PCie 3.0, PCie 4.0 will be out like the end of next year, so what's the point in upgrading atm? I'm going to wait another year and stick with my asus crosshair v formula thunderbolt and x3 factory oc gigabyte 570's with 1100t x6 AMD oc. Runs everything maxed out np atm, and best to wait to see what the new console's will be running, as most games will be ported from them anyway. Build a new rig based around that.
3.0:made in 2010, released 2012
mind my source for the dates is wikipedia, the dates looked reasonable so i trust them
but my point being, it took them 5 years to go to 2.0, 5 years to release 3.0, so do i smell a pattern?
and good luck finding a first hand phenom II chip, quad cores are easy, but the hex cores have dissapeared