This build is used mostly for gaming with some light picture and video editing by my wife. I originally built this in August 2013 as a budget build with an fx6300 and a hd 7770 (soon upgraded to r9 270) wd black 1 tb. I added an SSD along the way as well as the 212 evo. This is the way the build currently stands and probably will for the nest year or so. My next upgrade will be to make a mini itx build with whatever platform is available at that time, whether intel or amd only time will tell, kinda waiting to see what Zen looks like.
CPU. When amazon put the FX8320 on sale around thanks giving for $106 i jumped on it. I put my fx 6300 in a budget build for my little brother. Not really much of an upgrade for gaming but it is a bit faster when video editing. I have it OCed to 4.2 but it can run stable at 4.5 but i don't need it there right now.
CPU Cooler. I used the stock fan for a little while with my 6300 but it was way too loud so i went with everyones default after market choice. I later bought two corsair 120mm fans and put them on the evo and put the coolmaster fan as an exhaust fan. Currently i have not seen my CPU temp reach above 52 deg C. Mind you i live in South Dakota anf its the middle of winter, my basement sits around 17 deg C so that helps too.
Motherboard. Still running strong and has all the features i need.
Kingston. I bought this before the Nand switching issue. It is fast and loads BF4 pretty quickly.
HDDs. I started with e WD black when i first built the system. It is now my gaming storage drive. I added a blue drive for more storage for my wifes photography hobby.
Video Card. You may be wondering why i got a card built for Mini itx, i know a lot of ITX cases can handle full sized cards. I wanted a small card to make it easier to work with when i do upgrade to a mini itx in a year or so. I think the 970 will still be a good card by then. It runs well, it hits 63 Deg C when playing battlefield and 65 when running MSI Combustor burn in.
All in all this thing is still a capable machine and handle all the latest games with relative ease.