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 Best Price/Performance Upgrades for this system?? Forum SolvedWhat Parts Should I Upgrade? Forum Solved$400 Budget, Can I upgrade my parts or should I build a new PC? Forum SolvedDeciding which parts I need to upgrade. Help? Forum SolvedWant to upgrade my Comp with an AMD Athlon X4 750K will my other parts work with this CPU? Forum SolvedNeed help to find parts for a gaming pc that will run BF4 on ultra at 1080p with 60+fps with overclock and later upgrade optio Forum SolvedWhich parts do i Upgrade ? Forum SolvedLooking to upgrade and recycle as many parts as possible, what can stay and what can go? 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 SolvedWhich PC parts to upgrade for gaming? Forum SolvedHome Built Gaming PC, Going to upgrade it but want to use old parts to build budget PC for (11yr old son) Forum SolvedPower Saving Upgrade for 24/7 machine - What parts should I replace? Forum SolvedRecommended parts upgrade? Forum SolvedWhat Parts to Upgrade? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !