40$. I already bought this due to the Shellshocker deal, I was going to get the 1.35v white version but did some research and concluded it wasn't worth the extra 10$ for what little OCing I plan to do.
I tried to do as much research as possible before asking any questions. I actually plan on getting the Gigabyte Windforce 7970 once it is released later this month(I have another card to hold me over until then). I linked the one above because it is comparable to the same price and obviously same power. However I am not entirely sure I need something as powerful as the 7970 just looking to futureproof this as much as possible. If anyone has any helpful links they found useful for their first build I would highly appreciate it, otherwise I can research myself, never hurts to ask right? =P Also I know about the 5000 or 5200 firmware issue with the M4, they are going to push a fix within another week, so not too worried about it.
From what little research I did the difference between 3.0 and 2.0 slots was very small currently unless using multiple cards, screens, ect, but I guess it isn't that much more. Just curious of the real benefit of it for gaming. Oh, and according to a few reviews it despite Newegg not stating it - this board does have pci-e 3.0. So hurray!
Oh, I didn't mean to sound like I knew everything. =S Rereading my reply. I do appreciate you pointing it out, I would prefer to get it over not. From what I've read, which isn't much, is it's loads better for everything but gaming - since most don't even saturate 2.0. I think on a 7970 it was like a 6%? increase or so on the data I saw. I know later it will be worth it just now, not so sure. =) Again appreciate your advice.