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 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution WR2 CPUs Master Gaming Authority 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. | Report abuse 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? | Report abuse coalesce August 3, 2010 9:34:20 PM On the video card. Maybe a GTX460 or better? | Report abuse WR2 CPUs Master Gaming Authority 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. | Report abuse kernnunos August 10, 2010 12:17:35 AM Best answer selected by kernnunos. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Most cost effective build for i5-760> Related ressources: ForumMost cost-effective Studio monitoring Headphones on the market today ForumWhat is most cost effective Value/XMS/Dominator? ForumAdvice on the most stable, cost effective P55/Core i5 build . ForumMotherboard with or without turbo boost for i5-760 gaming? ForumI am looking for the most cost effective upgrade ForumReccomendation on extremely cost-effective office/gaming build ForumWhat is most cost effective Value/XMS/Dominator? ForumMost cost-effective double monitor system? ForumMost powerful, Cost Effective but No OC RIG Forum[Prebuilt / Homebuilt] Regarding which is more cost effective ForumFirst build help i5-760 ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumOCZ ModXStream 600W enough for this build? ForumNeed Gaming Rig Build Forum[Solved] Seasonic X750 With a GTX 460 SLI build ForumTime to build a new toy... ForumThe last piece to my build ForumI have a 60 inch LCD i want to build a gaming pc to max out the moniitor burget ForumFirst build More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !