Well, that is a good question. I've asked this question myself and realized it is quite tricky to answer. However, I made a summary of the parts and their costs of the components I purchased to build my all new 2018 C64, just to have a first comparison sum to calculate with. Have a look:intric8 wrote:The real question is, "How much would you all be willing to pay?"
iComp Power Supply: 19.98€
iComp Reloaded Mk2: 184.95€
Original C64 SID (2): 40.00€
Original C64 CPU: 20.00€
Original C64 CIA (2): 28.00€
Original C64 VIC: 20.00€
Pixelwizard C64C-Case: 59.00€
C64C Keyboard Support-Clamps: 15.97€
C64C Power Plug Cover: 4.95€
That's a total of 720.85€ (~ $811.35 USD)
... and yes, I was quite surpised seeing and realizing the resulting amount, lol.
So, if a crazy retro-collector guy like me invests that large amount of money to re-building a C64 with modern-day components, I assume I'd also pay a similar amount of cash for a new MEGA65.
I have a gut feeling that the MEGA65 might land beyond the 500.00€ line.