Solved Most cost effective build for i5-760 Tags: CPUs Gaming Build Intel i5 Last response: August 10, 2010 12:17 AM in CPUs Share kernnunos August 2, 2010 11:53:46 PM Looking for gaming machine based on i5-760. Open to any variations would like to be in the $700 range. Thanks for input, i'm US and prefer newegg but open to anything More about : cost effective build 760 Best solution WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming August 3, 2010 1:35:35 PM Hello kernnunos; For your $700 budget: Core i5 750 & GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 $320 and $10 rebate G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600 CL7 RAM $105 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 500GB HDD $55 LITE-ON 24X DVD Burner $20 SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770 $155 and $15 rebate Rosewill CHALLENGER Gaming case $40 Corsair 400CX PSU $50 and $20 rebate ~$745 with $50 in available rebates. Share kernnunos August 3, 2010 9:10:04 PM Thank you for the great build. If I had another $100 to throw into the machine where would you spend it? m 0 l Related resources Advice on the most stable, cost effective P55/Core i5 build. - Forum Most cost effective upgrade? - Forum Most cost effective upgrade:GPU, CPU, mo-bo, RAM? - Forum Most cost-effective, long term upgrade - Forum What is most cost effective Value/XMS/Dominator? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer coalesce August 3, 2010 9:34:20 PM On the video card. Maybe a GTX460 or better? m 0 l WR2 a c 203 à CPUs a b 4 Gaming August 3, 2010 9:41:52 PM I think I'd go with a CPU cooler and keep the i5-750 instead of going with the i5-760. A good option for some overclock action. Sunbeam 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler $40 and $15 rebate. +$25 Upgrade the PSU to handle a possible future 2nd HD 5770 or a larger single video. Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W $50 and $20 rebate + $0 --> note: limited time offer on this PSU. It's a 40amp +12v rated PSU, a jump up from 30amp of the Corsair 400CX. And a case upgrade: Antec Three Hundred Illusion $70 +$30 After adding things up it's looking like that $15 difference between i5-750 and 760 can fit into your $100 upgrade. Your choice. m 0 l kernnunos August 10, 2010 12:17:35 AM Best answer selected by kernnunos. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What is most cost effective Value/XMS/Dominator? Forum Most cost-effective Studio monitoring Headphones on the market today Forum Seeking Most Cost-Effective Printer/Copier/Scanner For Home Use Forum BD-R as backup, most cost effective? Forum Most powerful, Cost Effective but No OC RIG Forum Gigabyte Motherboards for the AM3: Most Cost-Effective? Forum Most cost-effective double monitor system? Forum The most cost effective "sweet spot" card? Forum Most cost-effective 27" LCD for an HTPC Forum Looking for most cost effective backup for home Forum Arguably most cost-effective drive Forum Good build for future? Is it cost effective? Forum SolvedReccomendation on extremely cost-effective office/gaming build Forum General advice and cost effective build Forum SolvedWhat's the most efficient or more effective first and second upgrade for my low end build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !