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Hello everyone, I'm upgrading my PC to I5 3470. I'm getting Asrock H61-MHVS, but I was wondering, will this motherboard give me a good performance with the I5, especially, I'll use my PC for games.
One more question, which best VGA card can I buy for this combination?
Monitor Resolution: 1080 P
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  1. You don't need to overclock so that board should be fine, however you might need a BIOS update for that CPU since H61 chipsets generally need one before they could be used with an Ivy bridge. Gaming at that resolution I would recommend a radeon 7950 :D
  2. rolandzhang3 said:
    You don't need to overclock so that board should be fine, however you might need a BIOS update for that CPU since H61 chipsets generally need one before they could be used with an Ivy bridge. Gaming at that resolution I would recommend a radeon 7950 :D


    THX, yet I don't prefer AMD cards, especially, they don't support Nvidia Physx, also AMD's technical support is not that fast.
    So, I'm looking 4 a Nvidia card with a modest budget and this is the reason, why I'm buying the H61.
  3. Then in that case how much does a GTX 760 cost where you live? I'd recommend that over the 660 any day of the week
  4. GTX 760 is cost 350 $, while GTX 770 will cost me 480 $
  5. Oh my goodness, those are like the prices here .-., the AMD prices now make it a very bad time to be getting an Nvidia card
  6. rolandzhang3 said:
    Oh my goodness, those are like the prices here .-., the AMD prices now make it a very bad time to be getting an Nvidia card


    Hmm, so what do u think?
  7. Do you have a specific budget (currency please)? if the 7950 costs significantly less than the 760's $350 then the 7950 would be the better choice (the next step down would be the GTX 660)
  8. rolandzhang3 said:
    Do you have a specific budget (currency please)? if the 7950 costs significantly less than the 760's $350 then the 7950 would be the better choice (the next step down would be the GTX 660)


    I'll pay 195 $ for the I5, 30 $ for the H61, 80 $ for 8 G ram and I have nearly 400 $ for the VGA card.
    If GTX760 will give me 45~50 FPS in games like BF4, Crysis 3 and so on, I'll go with it. If not, there no need to pay much price.
  9. Besides Crysis 3 and BF4 in its current state, the 760 should just about run any game comfortably at Ultra at 60 FPS (with low to no AA, lower tessellation and lower PhysX)
  10. rolandzhang3 said:
    Besides Crysis 3 and BF4 in its current state, the 760 should just about run any game comfortably at Ultra at 60 FPS (with low to no AA, lower tessellation and lower PhysX)


    I believe that VGA cards are cost much more than they worth.
    At any case, the best choice to go with, is buying the GTX 760, even if it doesn't worth it.
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    Well if Nvidia is the only brand you want, then the 760 is about the best choice, heres a comparison between it and the 770 if you're curious

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/829?vs=854
  12. rolandzhang3 said:
    Well if Nvidia is the only brand you want, then the 760 is about the best choice, heres a comparison between it and the 770 if you're curious

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/829?vs=854


    THX a lot 4 eth, I've made up my mind. My hardware will be:
    I5 3470
    Asrock H61
    Kingston 8 G
    WD 1 T
    Thermaltake 450 W 80+
    Galaxy GTX 760 GC
  13. Have fun mate

    EDIT: I'm not sure about your PSU and how many PCI-E connectors it has, but the 760 requires two 6 pins AFAIK
    The 760 also requires 30A on the 12V rail, it would be a good idea to make sure your PSU meets those requirements before getting that 760 :|

    ugh sorry shoulda asked that earlier
  14. rolandzhang3 said:
    Have fun mate

    EDIT: I'm not sure about your PSU and how many PCI-E connectors it has, but the 760 requires two 6 pins AFAIK
    The 760 also requires 30A on the 12V rail, it would be a good idea to make sure your PSU meets those requirements before getting that 760 :|

    ugh sorry shoulda asked that earlier


    Thermaltake 450 W 80+, is cost 75$ and I'll have to pay more 35$ to get the Thermaltake 550 W 80+,,,However, I can always use the connectors that come with card.
  15. Just be careful with using the Molex to 6 pin PCI-E, wouldn't want to burn anything, use two separate molex cables from the PSU, not the daisy chained
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/304378-28-dual-molex-connector
  16. Good luck with that hehe
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