Price Vs Performance. Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 4, 2011 6:31 PM in Systems Share josh2hot January 3, 2011 6:00:57 PM Case - AZZA Solano 1000 Blue $70.00 PSU - Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply $70 after MIR $25 RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL $92 CPU - Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $195 CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-C12P SE14 140mm SSO CPU Cooler $40 MOBO - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $135 VCard - XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity 170 after MIR $40 All prices are before tax. I already have a 120gb gkill Pheonix Pro SSD. Wd black caviar 640gb Storage 32mb/cache. Samsung Cd/Dvd burner. Price vs performance. Is there any place I can upgrade or save money. More about : price performance infernox_01 January 3, 2011 6:10:39 PM i would say wait a week for the sandy bridge processors to be released then use the i5-2500k. m 0 l josh2hot January 3, 2011 6:12:26 PM Is the price out yet? What are the specs? m 0 l Related resources Memory price vs performance - Forum 4690k vs FX 8350 for price to performance? - Forum R9 270X vs GTX 760 Price/Performance? - Forum 2x4Gb vs 1x8 gb price to performance difference? - Forum Crucial vs Corsair - Price vs Performance - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer banthracis January 3, 2011 6:13:13 PM Fill out form in sticky, link in my sig. We need more info, such as purpose of the build. m 0 l josh2hot January 3, 2011 6:25:37 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Today Budget Range: $700 max System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,browsing. No movies or folding. Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS , cd/dvd , SSD, HDD. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Pricecanada.com any websites it lists are fine. Country of Origin: Ontario Canada. Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to use an AMD CPU & Biostar mobo with a 24" LCD and full tower case) Overclocking: Yes , Cpu. Would like to oc VCARD and RAM if I could as well. SLI or Crossfire: In the future maybe. Not atm. Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Thanks for your help. m 0 l josh2hot January 3, 2011 6:31:02 PM I recently purchased the valve gaming pack from steam. It had all the Half Life games. Left for Dead 1,2. Team fortress 1,2. Counter Strike , Source and more. I also play combat arms on occasion. m 0 l infernox_01 January 3, 2011 7:54:06 PM they arent demanding games to be honest. the price of the i5-2500k is $216 excluding tax. look at the reviews and you'll see how much better it is than a i5-760. it will use a different motherboard though. m 0 l banthracis January 4, 2011 6:31:09 PM Ugh, canada eh? Does that $700 include taxes? If so you're actually looking at a $500 US build then. So $500 for Case, GPU, CPU, mobo, PSU and RAM. Don't see a 2500k being doable here. Better off waiting to see what price drops AMD does in response to SB. From there you can go the Athlon ii X3 route or maybe Phenom II x3 route depending on price. Good thing is that you'll be fine with a $141 (after MIR) 1gb GTX 460 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedR9 270/80x vs GTX 760/70 Price/performance Forum SolvedIntel i3 4130 vs Intel i5 4440 Price/Performance Forum SolvedCustom GPU in a HP workstation and performance vs price of "professional" GPU's Forum SolvedGTX 760 vs GTX 770 price/performance Forum Solvedi3 vs i5 price to performance? Forum Solvedprice vs performance Forum SolvedBest Price VS Performance ratio on Z87+4770K Forum SolvedCrossfire 2 Sapphire 4gb R9 270X cards or use just one Gigabyte R9 290X 4gb card? (Price vs Performance) Forum Solvedi5-4670K vs i7-4820K - price/performance & future proofing. Forum SolvedR9 290 vs GTX 770: Price vs Performance (Dec) Forum SolvedGTX 770 v/s R9 280x - [Overall Performance,Value, Price,Power Usage] Forum Solved1333 vs 1600, Price vs Performance? Forum SolvedSamsung 840 Evo vs. Samsung 840 Pro Price/Performance... Forum SolvedGTX 760 vs GTX 770 in terms of price/performance Forum SolvedAMD 7850 vs AMD 7970 GHZ Price/Performance Ratio Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !