After getting a new job that pays decently well ($24k a year for someone fresh out of high school), i decided it was finally time to move on from my old laptop that could barely run BF3 minimum/540p/30fps to something that would blow it away and would last through at least Battlefield 1. So far, it plays BF3 on ultra at 120+ fps on average, the lowest dip I've seen being 98 on Metro. BF4 also plays well, with high/ultra settings and 150% super sampling at 80-100 fps, so I think I should have no issues playing BF1.
So far, I am really enjoying this build. Building it once everything came in was a lot of fun, and the case made cable management a breeze. Actually picking out the case was probably the longest part of the process, as I wanted something with a nice, clean design without logos everywhere or that aggressive "gamer" look that is seen in cases left and right. The fans are decently quiet; I can't hear the PC over any typing or playing games, even under load, but it's still plenty audible at idle when I'm not doing anything else. I'm pleased with the motherboard; the UEFI is easy to use and made OCing simple, and it booted up on the first try, so I don't have any complaints with it like some people do. It's also one of the only AM3 boards I found that matched my color scheme of grey/black, so there's that.
The CPU is decent? It's an AMD chip, so it's obviously not as good in single thread applications as Intel, but it's still a great CPU for anyone on a budget that is looking to OC, and has treated me well so far at a stable 4.4GHz (I plan to go higher, but I didn't want to go overboard off the bat).
The R9 390 is (was) a great card for the price at the time that I bought it. It handles everything I throw at it, the slowest running game being GTA V (which may also very well be bottlenecked by the CPU, I have yet to check) running on normal/high at 60fps with dips into the 50s. My choice of this over the 480 was in part due to the fact that when I got the card, the 480 was still not released, but I was also actively avoiding getting a reference cooler AMD card, as reference coolers on both Nvidia and AMD cards both look disgusting to me, and I wanted something that would look good in my case. However, even with the 480 just coming out for $200, I am still satisfied with the 390 at $300.