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 Is this a Cost Effective Build? - Forum General advice and cost effective build - 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 Most cost-effective, long term upgrade Forum What is most cost effective Value/XMS/Dominator? Forum 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 1st time build, will it all work, what cost effective improvements could be made? Forum SolvedReccomendation on extremely cost-effective office/gaming build Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !