First off...THIS WAS BUILT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. It was constantly upgraded, with the most recent upgrade being the CPU cooler and the case. It is my first build and I believe I'm finished messing around with it.
This is for gaming mostly. I also do other tasks like video editing and just everyday computer using and web browsing.
FOR 3DMARK SCORING: I didn't pay for my version, so I'm going to do the Firestrike as Extreme, skydiver as Performance, and Cloudgate for entry.
For games, I mostly play Runescape and Planetside 2. Yet, as you can imagine, Runescape was not the reason I put a 290X in here. I am aware my 6350 may be bottle-necking the GPU, but again, I upgraded the GPU long after the computer was actually built. Being a working progress...I learned a lot. It's finished now and should last me a while. Basically until I get enough money and feel like upgrading to a 8 core+ intel build with an overclocking grade motherboard much better than my current.
Still...this computer is a heck of a lot faster than anything I found at BestBuy lolz. I'll never buy a pre-built system again...I can say that even after this oddity. :)
NOTE: My CPU performance improved after placing a fan on my mobo's VRMs. I noticed while playing Planetside my fps would drop to like 15 in a heavy battle. After placing the fan there, It only drops to 25 min. still bad but much better all around. I've got a fan on my northbridge as well...just for the heck of it I guess. If it doesn't need to be there let me know.
Here's some of the changes made from it's first rendition. CPU cooler from Hyper TX3 to H105 Case from Sentey Cobra Plus 6010 to Fractal Design Define R5 :) GPU from 7770 ghz to 290X Lightning lol PSU from CX500M to EVGA 750 G. the Corsair's are great, just needed more power and got great deal on the EVGA.