This is a work in progress from which I upgraded from a A8-3870k to a HD 7750 video card then to a Fx-6300. The goal is to be able to play BF3, BF4 at high frame rates on high settings.
I have reused as much as I can from one build to the next to keep prices down and reasonable.
I have used MSI program to OC the CPU to a stable 4.0 with all cores un-parked in windows 7. Where I live it gets very hot in the summer so airflow is a must for the system to remain in optimize settings under acceptable temps.
I have positive pressure with 1 200mm intake fan, 2 120mm intake fans and 1 200mm exhaust fan. I added 1 40mm fan to the northbridge to help keep it cool.
I installed a Kingston SSD which vastly improved performance along with my WD 500 gb HHD and WD 1 TB HHD for storage and back up.
Due to the fast process of CPU's and GPU's it is getting hard to keep up and have a system that is current. I had planed to crossfire the HD 7870 ghz ed. video cards but after some research found out that it is not worth the expense for what performance you get in return due to the advance of GPU's on the market.
Future upgrade will either be a intel CPU 3570k/4670k or a GPU, the intel MOBO combo is $350 so that is hard to justify for a mid level gaming PC.