Which time? I bought the parts of my first "real" system back in 2005ish for $775. But I've constantly bought more parts. First when I pulled my S939 board and put in a P35 with an E6600. ($150ish) And then again when I pulled that and put in my P55 with an i5 750. ($300ish) I've upgraded ram, heatsinks, motherboards when they've died, and a couple of video cards. I guess in the last 6 years I've spent ~$1500? Or do you want the $775? Or the last upgrade of $300?