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Most cost effective build for i5-760

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
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  2. Thank you for the great build. If I had another $100 to throw into the machine where would you spend it?
  3. On the video card. Maybe a GTX460 or better?
  4. 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.
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