Originally Posted by PP Mguire
The B85 is a budget chipset but the days of needing expensive boards has been long gone. An ASRock B85 board will support from a Celeron all the way up to an i7 4770 just fine and give you the same performance and functionality as a higher end Z87 board. You need to save money where you can because you want all that cash going to the GPU. The i5 4440 would actually perform better than the 3570k in gaming.
A 760 is the absolutely minimum I would recommend for higher settings and attaining closer to 60fps. My previous card was a GTX 580 I ran overclocked (better than the 660) and I ran 1080p with only a few settings on ultra and the rest low and attained between 45 and 55fps.
I already answered the question with specifics. It's not so much the 760 is a great card, it's that games aren't seriously that
demanding if you're running 1080p or below and willing to turn a few settings down. The 760 is just positioned where it's supposed to be on the market and is a good mainstream card but if you're demanding 60fps in titles you'll need to turn things down in a few games like BF4 or Crysis 3.
I also answered the question about next gen games too. BF4 is as next gen as you'll get for the time being. The next game probably will be Watch Dogs or Dragon Age Inquisition. Not too terribly demanding over current games though. You'll need a GPU upgrade again by the time we actually start seeing a good improvement from the better power of the newer consoles.
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