my 460 is running all titles of 2013 at 1080p very fine at medium to high settings. Thank you.. when i may need an upgrade to say, run AC5 or Tombaraider 2014, or any FPS of crysis series or if FEAR gets a reboot, i may run them on a little lower settings, and then in the next gen proabably get the RX390 directly, or whatever the next gen would be to last me another 3-4 years.
i didnt need the k , as i donot ever intend to OC.. never did, probably never will.
as for the 3rd party mobo, there was choice between the z87 and the H87 with little money diference.. i chose the h87 chipset as i absolutely didnot need OC or running both the PCIE slots at x16, since i wont be doing Crossfire ever, i believe in one powerful card over 2 smaller ones...nor does the X16 slot provide any advatnage over x8 in terms of badwidth since PCIE 3 has already waaaayyy much bandwidth to spare for ever stressing my VGAs...
as per Intel manufacturing Specs.. the Z series is for oc the K series, and H87 is for home use not for OC the K, as it Overheats the H chipset.. the GB board of H87 comes with soo much cooling and power phases for the chipset identical to the Z series boards, that it includes extreme OC features in itself almost on par with the Z87... which is supposed to be the only difference between the 2.. but since its not my need, i preffered the H87..
and there were more PCI expansions on the H87 board than z87 of same company, and every other feature was virtually identical, including same caps and build quality, layout, and also including more VGA ports on the H87 than z87, ie. VGA+DVI +HDMI on same board.. /.. so as a calculated purchase the 3k price difference for something i would never use was just a saving, which i will spend on more RAm thus gaining ACTUAL benefits than only running the K processors.
Same reason for not going for the K processors
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HAAAAAAH exactly.. and it will keep achieving that rating of 10.5 out of 5 forever for me