Decided to upgrade from a laptop to an actual computer meant for gaming. i wasnt in the market for a lot of high end tech but with some researching and googling i realized I could get older hardware cheaper with 3-7fps differences compared to the latest hardware. Ended up grabbing an I7-2600k and a msi p67 board for cheap via ebay and so far things have been running great, even overclocked the processor to 4.5Ghz on air with very reasonable temps. Also bought the old power supply that was still in the box, kinda regret it since its not modular but it does the job.
Next was the video card which took me about 2-3 months to buy since I was doing fine with a gtx 560 a friend had given me. (ran well on league of legends/csgo) Eventually newer games needed more power and I went with the r9 390 over the gtx 970. Temps were an issue, going up to 87c while playing Rainbow Six Siege. So after some more google/Reddit searches i found that you could fit the kraken g10 cooler on the card. I didnt want to do a custom water cooling loop so this was the next best thing and it was a success! temps dropped to 55-61c during siege and 40c on other games such as rocket league (used to run at 52c)
Also upgraded the case from an Antec 902 To the Nzxt s340 for more room and just how nice and clean it looks with decent cable management. The stock fans kinda suck so i changed the top fan but kept the rear fan. All of this took me a few months of minor upgrading and not wanting to spend too much all at once but for now im done with it and decided to post it on here. Might crossfire in the near future and of course upgrade the PSU to allow that.