Parts upgrade price/performance Tags: Homebuilt Performance Systems Product Last response: May 20, 2011 7:48 AM in Systems Share Mitchmj May 20, 2011 3:36:55 AM Hi all, It's time for a pc upgrade. (Mobo died, so any excuse is a good excuse!) Approximate Purchase Date: Next fortnight Budget Range: best price/performance around $900 AUD System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, live streaming said gaming, movies etc etc Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, psu (silverstone DA750w) HDD's, Headphones, sound card, case. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Australia ftl) Umart.com, Gamedude.com.au, pccasegear.com, msy.com.au Country of Origin: Australia Parts Preferences: none Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: possibly in the future, but unlikely Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 Additional Comments: Here is what i think atm: Product Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU $219.00 Power Color HD6950 1G GDDR5 PCIE2.1 2DVI DISP HDMI DX11 $249.00 G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 1600Mhz PC3-12800 CL8(F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM) $120.00 Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High-performance CPU Cooler $108.00 Asus P8Z68-V PRO Socket 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset $259.00 Total $955.00 Thanks! More about : parts upgrade price performance jbakerlent a b B Homebuilt system May 20, 2011 3:47:51 AM Looks pretty good, I would consider an Antec Kuhler over the Hydro. m 0 l Mitchmj May 20, 2011 7:35:23 AM I found the PowerColor 6950 2G for $265. A worthy upgrade i think. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jbakerlent a b B Homebuilt system May 20, 2011 7:48:15 AM Nice, the 2GB will benefit you in the future if you crossfire or upgrade your resolution, and as newer games come out. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Best price/performance upgrade from 5850 is 7870 2gb?? Forum CPU Upgrade Paths: 1156 Price/Performance > Upgradeability? Forum Best price/performance CPU upgrade from OCed 3800 X2? Forum Monster cable upgrade price/performance worth it? Forum Best Price/Performance Upgrades for this system?? Forum SolvedLooking To Upgrade Parts Of My System Forum Solvedparts upgrade help Forum SolvedWhat computer part(s) to upgrade next? Forum SolvedWhat parts should I upgrade? Forum SolvedWhat parts of my PC should i upgrade first to improve my gaming experience? Forum SolvedPower Saving Upgrade for 24/7 machine - What parts should I replace? Forum SolvedRecommended parts upgrade? Forum SolvedWhat Parts to Upgrade? Forum SolvedWhat parts of my Gaming pc should i upgrade? Forum SolvedHave I chosen the right parts to upgrade my gaming rig with, and are they compatible? Forum SolvedCan I upgrade this laptop (M15x) with these parts? Forum SolvedWhat parts of my pc need an upgrade to play last year's games on max settings? Forum SolvedPC Upgrade: Which parts first? Forum SolvedNeed help on choosing parts for my PC Upgrade Forum SolvedAre these parts a good upgrade for a Compaq 5K series desktop? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !