I'm planning on building on my first gaming rig and need a bit of advice/feedback on the parts that i am selecting. I live in australia, so I am not able to order from newegg, NCIX, etc, but ive put the newegg links for all of the parts im looking at.
Purchase Date: within the next 2 weeks
Budget Range: 1000-1300
Used for: Gaming; both FPS and RTS, web browsing
Parts not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, Speakers, OS
Preferred Website: if any aussies out there have found a good site that ships to australia, then please let me know. if not i will by using either MSY.com.au or itestate.com.au.
Parts Preference: intel chipsets obv, pretty set on the 7850 GPU, but apart from that, its all fair game.
Overclocking; possibly down the track, hence the 2500K
Crossfire; quite possibly, maybe 2 7850s down the track
Yeah, you can Crossfire. It will just be at 16x/4x. That's actually false about the PCI 3.0 mattering since it's one slot. Maybe when we further saturate PCI 3.0 it'll matter. But as of now, you could Crossfire 16x/4x on the Pro3 Gen3 just fine with no huge difference from two PCI 3.0 slots running PCI 3.0.
But, in short the Pro3 isn't really that good in that if you wanted to CF/SLI in the future, it only supports 16x/4x which is a much larger performance difference from 8x/8x.
Should also mention, any board that runs 2 cards at 16x/4x and not 8x/8x or better cannot run SLI.