I had a lot of extra spare parts and made a spare PC for extra tasks. Got a great deal on the Athlon X4 860K for $50 at Newegg. This is pretty decent for Photoshop, Audio Encoding and Internet Usage etc. There's no need to overclock any time soon so the stock cooler will do.
Good multi-core performance for my uses. Works good with DDR3-2400. The stock cooler isn't very good at keeping the X4 860K cool though, unless you run the stock cooler fan at full speed.
The ASRock A88M-G/3.1 is a great value, and easily one of the best end-of the line motherboards for FM2+ and has USB 3.1, a M.2 slot (it doesn't support SATA M.2 SSDs, just M.2 PCI Express modules), and newer CPU/APU support out of the box without having to update the BIOS. The color scheme looks great.
This high speed DDR3 RAM really brings out the potential of the Athlon X4. I loaded the XMP profile in the BIOS and it loaded with no problems. Ideally, FM2+ builds respond better to high bandwidth RAM.
I needed a dedicated video card for this build for the lack of a iGPU, but not really for gaming. I would have got a Radeon R7, but I really didn't want to spend much so I found this. The heatsink is pretty beefy. The card actually feels heavier than it looks. It runs cool and it's good for video playback. Don't buy this for gaming.
It's compact and looks great. There is a problem with the clips that hold the fan in the front. It just doesn't hold the fan perfectly and feels cheaply made as sort of an afterthought. The power LED is very bright! Otherwise, it's a good case.
I've had this for a few years and it's always worked like it should. No complaints.
It works fine for burning discs, but it rips music CD's very slowly.