Maybe even less then that. Earlier this year I picked up an AMD Athlon II 630 for about $100. Matched it with an Asrock M3A770DE for $60. Was worried about not getting a Phenom II instead, but after reading that the lack of L3 Cache translates into about a 5-7% performance penalty, went ahead and ordered and havent looked back since. After I got a Thermaltake DuOrb CPU HSF that also blows cool air all over the memory, chipset, and voltage regulators, Ive been able to OC it from 2.8Ghz to 3.7Ghz with a increase to voltages from 1.4 to 1.5. It still stays very cool, and runs everything I play like a champ! Now all I need is a beefier Video card, or another HD5770 for Crossfire, and I'll be set!