I built my machine back in 2015 as a budget gaming machine. I immediately OC'd my FX-6300 to about 4.5ghz at 1.45 volts, keeping it stable on an air cooled system.
This build originally began with an MSI R9 280, but after a friend gave me his GTX 970 SSC I gladly upgraded, finding that it tended to work better than the 280.
Currently I can run any game on this gen on high settings with 50-60FPS, and anything from before on Ultra with 60+ FPS.
If anything, I'll look into upgrading to an FX-8350 into the future, seeing as the FX-6300 will likely fall behind in the years to come.
An amazing budget CPU that OC's amazingly and is a bang for the buck product. Love it!
It's a decent cooler than handled my OC to 4.5ghz from 3.5ghz, but the Hyper 212 Evo is definitely a better choice.
I wiped off my thermal fluid when I removed my CPU after RMAing my mobo after mistakenly diagnosing an issue. This fluid has served my purposes well and lowered my temps effectively.
It's a decent mobo that's only worth as much as you pay for it and isn't the best for an OC. Would still recommend to anyone else like me stuck building on a budget.
Only bought the RAM due to the low failure rate and amount of satisfied reviews. I can say that I'm pleased with it so far.
With the lowest failure rates in the industry, this Hitachi 2tb drive is perfect for current-gen games due to the large file sizes. Hasn't failed me yet and I would recommend to anyone else building on a budget and trying to find a bang for the buck drive.
While the 970 was under a ton of scrutiny for the whole 3.5gb scandal, the 970 worked amazingly in games like Batman: Arkham Knight and gave me 60+ FPS. Would recommend to those working on a budget builds like me.
It's built a like a tank and has a TON of space for expansion. My only problem is that it's a little large, making it unfit for LAN parties. Love it!
It's a really good power supple that's handled my energy needs perfectly. Would recommend to anyone building a budget build.
It does it's job, that's all I can really say.