So I have been running a gateway pre-made AMD phenom II 6 core with radeon HD5750 for the last 4.5 years, and decided it was time for something that could handle new and current games.
And I started my work on this.
I did a fair amount of research into a decent gaming build, and have future plans to run SLI to really kick *** on newer stuff. As a first time builder I really didn't have as many problems as I thought I would. But OF COURSE the one part I bought open box ended up being faulty, and it just had to be the motherboard... I know... I know... stupid decision. I assembled the whole rig and it would power on for a fraction of a second, no time to beep or anything. Took it apart and re assembled it about 3 times until I just went down to Micro Center, bought the same mobo and installed it and had the system up and running with no problems.
I immediately installed the Witcher 3 (free with card from newegg) and was very happy with the results. Maxed out on everything it runs solid at just under 40 frames, and about 29 during demanding play like sprinting through populated areas or by mobs. Very happy with its performance so far.