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Suggestion on my gaming build for next 2 years

I am from India. The following are my gaming pc components.

Already bought
EVGA gtx 760 superclocked
XFX TS 550w bronze edition
Dell 1909W monitor (Not planning to change the monitor for next 2 years)

Components - gonna buy - I am interested in intel based gaming rig
core i5 4570 (not interested in overclocking)
gigabyte ga-h81m-s1
Kingston hyperx blue 8gb (4x2) 1600mhz ddr3 ram
Dell

My questions are
1) Will my gaming rig play all the games in 30+ fps for next 2 years in my 1400x900 resolution monitor?
2) Does ga-h81m-s1 mobo allow gtx 760 and i5 4570 to perform upto its potential? Will mobo bottleneck GPU and CPU?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. 2) Get H87 or H97 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1150 mobo to get more performance.
    The i5 cpu will not bottleneck a GTX760

    1) You should play most current games in at least High detail with 1400x900.
  2. i7Baby said:
    2) Get H87 or H97 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1150 mobo to get more performance.
    The i5 cpu will not bottleneck a GTX760

    1) You should play most current games in at least High detail with 1400x900.


    2) Get H87 or H97 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1150 mobo to get more performance.
    Thanks. I looked into the webpage.
    Compare to H81, H87 has 2 more DIMM slots, PCI-E 3.0 which may have impact on gaming for next 2 yrs.
    Do RAID, SRT (SSD caching) improvements on H87 over H81 impact on gaming ?
    The number of SATA and USB ports in H81 are enough for me.
    I am thinking about a haswell compatible mobo in range of $60. Any suggestion on mobo in that price range.

    The i5 cpu will not bottleneck a GTX760
    Good to know. But my question was
    Does gigabyte h81m mobo suppress the performance of cpu and gpu on gaming ?
    Could you point me to some benchmarks which may prove your statement for better understanding?

    1) You should play most current games in at least High detail with 1400x900.
    Good to know.
    It may not be fair to ask about future. But just for curiosity, does the above statement hold good for pc games for next 2 yrs?
  3. No telling what the future will bring.
    But... your build is reasonably well balanced, and I guess that you will meet your objective.
    Do a search for benchmarks with a GTX760 and your games using your resolution. A 4670 should be more than enough.

    I think though, that I would spend a bit more up front on a more modern Z97 chipset based motherboard.
    That is one component that is awkward to change. Z97 will allow you the option to upgrade your cpu to a chip as good as a i7-4790K or a future 14nm broadwell cpu.

    If you can wait until the end of the month, the G3258 Pentium anniversary edition will be released at half the cost of the 4790. We do not have benchmarks yet, but from the specs, I would expect it to perform similarly in most games, and when overclocked on a Z97 motherboard, perform even better.
  4. I see you asked a few more questions.
    Gaming performance is determined primarily by the graphics card.
    A balanced gamer will spend 2x the cpu cost on the graphics card for a balanced rig.

    The motherboard chipset has more to do with cpu support than speed.
    The cpu unlocked chipsets like the Z97 and Z87 allow you to raise the multiplier on unlocked cpu's like a i5-4670K or a G3258. That allows perhaps 30% more compute power assuming you have a decent cpu cooler like a cm hyper212.
  5. geofelt said:
    I see you asked a few more questions.
    Gaming performance is determined primarily by the graphics card.
    A balanced gamer will spend 2x the cpu cost on the graphics card for a balanced rig.

    The motherboard chipset has more to do with cpu support than speed.
    The cpu unlocked chipsets like the Z97 and Z87 allow you to raise the multiplier on unlocked cpu's like a i5-4670K or a G3258. That allows perhaps 30% more compute power assuming you have a decent cpu cooler like a cm hyper212.



    Thanks for detailed response. I am not interested in overclocking, so Z97/Z87 will be ruled out from the context. On thinking about H97/H87
    Yes you are right, if I think about updating cpu from haswell to broadwell after a year from now. But I can be sure that I will not update from any of pc components particularly haswell i5 4570 for about 2 yrs. My next concern is $55-$60 budget for mobo. I couldn't find h87 mobo which fall in that price bracket. Thats why I was forced towards h81 mobo. Any suggestions ?

    Does PCI-E x16 3.0 in H87 have any impact on gaming compare to PCI-E x16 2.0 in h81 ?
  6. Best answer
    As the wiki reference showed, a H87 or 97 mobo is the best you can get for gaming.

    If you can't afford one of those, then you need to decide whether to save more money or get an inferior motherboard.
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