This was a client build that I just finished up recently. We decided to go with a Sapphire VaporX Edition of an AMD R9 280X, the graphics card is powerful enough to play nearly every game the customer wanted and still maintain a solid 60FPS+ on Ultra Settings. The FX-6300 was defiantly a factor in the budget for the system, the CPU had to be overclocked to at least 3.5Ghz to avoid possible bottle necking issues and we stuck with the stock cooler which handles a 4Ghz overclock perfectly fine.
A standard 8GB's of 1866Mhz DDR3 RAM will get the job done along with a single 1TB HDD, a EVGA 750W PSU and an Asus optical drive all packed nicely into a Corsair 200R Mid Tower running a Gigabyte GA-970A. The client had an $800 budget, we managed to stay about $20 under that after Mail-in-rebates. All in all happy with the system, the client is happy with the system and it gets the job done for the clients needs.
On to the next build!
A step up from an APU, the lowest on the totem poll with the FX series by AMD however it's still a decent CPU with a decent stock cooler however I highly recommend that it's overclocked to at least 4Ghz to avoid bottle necking.
Great motherboard however some of the sata ports are hard to connect into if your gpu is already connected.
Decent budget ram, standard 1866Mhz clock speed, runs cool, stays quiet.
WD is the best hdd maker on the market, never disappointed by any of their products.
A high end budget gpu from AMD. This Sapphire VaporX edition can get fairly loud when running at full speeds but it keeps the card cooled.
A great budget case, lacks inserts for cable management, not much room behind the back panel. Has a limited amount of drive cages, easy to connect the front IO ports.
A very nice high quality psu by EVGA. They supplied a surplus of cables which were all wrapped to avoid possible breakages.
Great optical drive, easy and quick to setup and install.
The fastest, lightweight operating system on the market regardless of what Windows 7 user's think. Highly recommended.