Built this machine from Newegg (except for CPU Cooler and Power Supply). So far has run every game I've thrown at it. Skyrim, Battlefield 4 Beta, Sleeping Dogs, Grand Theft Auto IV, Fallout: New Vegas, and countless others.
Power Supply died on me suddenly after about 8 months. Easily replaced with Best Buy's warranty.
This build is playable for PlanetSide 2 but has major fps drops due to the Phenom I currently have in it.
Windows 8 seems slower than Windows 7-fixed
The MSI 970A-G46 advertises that it supports high-wattage cpus when, in fact, it does notfixed with bios update. Will not work with 8 cores for more than a few months... Do not get this motherboard if you plan to upgrade to an 6-8 core soon after. I previously had the AsRock Extreme3 970 and never had a single problem with it