I was pondering what the best bang for the buck gaming build was back in November...this is the result. To keep the budget, it was between the FX-6300 or a Core i3. As far as performance goes, it was decent but not impressive by any means. The person who bought it ultimately felt the same way and upgraded to a HD 7950 a week later.
This coming November I'm going to do another build with the same goal in mind, keeping the budget to $700 to see how much the price/performance ratio has increased.
What do you guys think will be attainable in this price range when the time comes?