I built this as a gaming PC and tried really hard to get the best bang for my buck. I listed everything at the price I bought it at except the RAM, I got that on Amazon for $52, but I had a $25 gift card.
I got the AMD FX-8150 with liquid cooling kit and the Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 unopened on craigslist for $270.
The optical drive is an old but functional one that I got for free and I only needed to pay $3.99 for an IDE to SATA adapter.
The keyboard and mouse aren't actually the ones shown, just ones that I got for $5.
Overall I have to say I'm very satisfied with how well this works considering it will only have cost be $740 once the rebates come in. I did have some issues at first which I figured out was because the IDE to SATA adapter was plugged into a SATA port set to AHCI, so that was a simple fix. If there's anything I would've changed it would be to get a better SSD, this one isn't all that fast compared to most others and only gets a 7.5 on the WEI.
I could not be happier with the cooler. At the stock speeds it keeps the CPU at about 37-38 degrees Celsius under full load and it has LEDs in the FX logo that can be set to whatever color I want.
So far the Games FPS results are as follows
Assassin's creed 3 - Max - 41
Tomb Raider - Ultimate - 40
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon - Max - 23
Bioshock: Infinite - Max - 98
I'm thinking of adding a second 7870 to crossfire it, but I'm not sure if I'm ready for the headaches that are bound to come with that.