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Going to shop tomorrow - Upgrading to a better gaming processor and mobo - Help Required

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May 26, 2014 3:09:08 AM

Right now, My PC Specs:

AMD FX 6300
M5A99FX Pro R2.0
R9 270X OC'ed
550w PSU

The Upgrade is going to be as follows:

i5 4570
Gigabyte Ga-H87-d3h (or) Asus H81-PLUS MotherBoard
R9 270X OC'ed (No Upgrade)
550W PSU (No Upgrade)

Made this thread few days ago but I've started again to confirm if the motherboard is powerful enough to handle the new high end PC games.

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May 26, 2014 3:14:48 AM

Anyone of them will be good for high end gaming since overclocking is not an issue choose the one which has the features which you require (like number of SATA ports , PCIe slots for crossfire ,etc)

The performance in gaming will be judged by your CPU, GPU, RAM, etc
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May 26, 2014 3:19:20 AM

maktovic said:
Anyone of them will be good for high end gaming


Nice to hear it. Anyway, do you got any other list of motherboards for i5 4570 that could price similar to the ones I mentioned in the main thread?
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May 26, 2014 3:28:44 AM

maktovic said:
The performance in gaming will be judged by your CPU, GPU, RAM, etc


I don't overclock; I don't want crossfire. Then can I go little bit cheaper product then?
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May 26, 2014 3:32:05 AM

MSI H87 G43 is also a pretty good mobo
If you want a H87 mobo then Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H will be best for budget
But I believe Asus makes solid Haswell boards. So if you find all the things you need in Asus H81 Plus, it will be bang for buck
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May 26, 2014 3:36:36 AM

maktovic said:
MSI H87 G43 is also a pretty good mobo
If you want a H87 mobo then Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H will be best for budget
But I believe Asus makes solid Haswell boards. So if you find all the things you need in Asus H81 Plus, it will be bang for buck


Thank you so much for your info. But still there is a question in my mind, puzzling me so badly.

If motherboard has no influence over high end pc games, why is z87 well known as gaming chipset?
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May 26, 2014 3:44:40 AM

Z87 chipset is for CPU with unlocked core multiplier for overclocking of CPU only. They will offer no performance benefit for locked CPU like i5 4570.

And I think Z87 is known as "Overclocking Chipset"
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May 26, 2014 3:48:26 AM

maktovic said:
Z87 chipset is for CPU with unlocked core multiplier for overclocking of CPU only. They will offer no performance benefit for locked CPU like i5 4570.

And I think Z87 is known as "Overclocking Chipset"


Alright. Then, Asus H81 PLUS will suit for my needs. Is that right?
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May 26, 2014 3:53:28 AM

Yep Asus H81 Plus will be best.
As I said if use Z87 mobo with i5 4570 you will get same performance as with H81/H87 mobo
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May 26, 2014 3:55:16 AM

maktovic said:
Yep Asus H81 Plus will be best.
As I said if use Z87 mobo with i5 4570 you will get same performance as with H81/H87 mobo


Thanks for your tips and facts.
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May 26, 2014 8:34:16 AM

maktovic said:
Yep Asus H81 Plus will be best.
As I said if use Z87 mobo with i5 4570 you will get same performance as with H81/H87 mobo


And Hey, One more thing. Is 550W PSU good-to-go for my new re-build?
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May 26, 2014 8:45:32 AM

A good quality 550W PSU will be perfect.

Actually your re-build system will consume few watts less.
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May 26, 2014 9:28:37 AM

maktovic said:
A good quality 550W PSU will be perfect.

Actually your re-build system will consume few watts less.


I'm happy now ^_^ Thanks for quick replies. I wanna select all your posts as BEST SOLUTION.
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