ok before you jump on me over the motherboard the site didn't have the rev 6.0 that i have available GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0)http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5195#ov which supports my cpu and the OS fine.
the hard drive was salvaged from a very old desktop from 2005 and still works fine with a windows 7 32bit installed (not for long, the product key won't work for the new motherboard plus i don't really care about nsa spying on me with this windows, i can always use my linux TAILS usb boot os for going dark.)
i've seen benchmarks from youtube testing the cpu and gpu and i gotta say i was very impressed. and can't wait to see results from overclocking, and from the amazon reviews i see that the motherboard (the rev 6.0 i mentioned) makes it easier to overclock as well which is brilliant. i will first heavily study the art of overclocking and pushing the hardware beyond its norm without stressing them too much.
and funny story, i actually ordered 2 phenom ii x4 black edition. the first i discovered was ordered from the wrong manufacturer by mistake and will come april for me to return and the other from inside america that will come waay earlier around this week. so yeah im at a $70 chockhold on my life budget till that's returned. oops. and another oops, i didn't pay attention to the fact that their is a newer version of the same thing that can overclock without as much heating. too bad oh well. i have this handy cooler anyways.
without overclock i was able to run COD AW on high settings and get around 46 fps average and dips to 28 when the bomb runs happen. which is awesome.
edits: 1. thanks for the input to reverse everything. i also switched up to a 600w power supply since the 400w resulted in constant restarting of the desktop during high setting gameplay.
upgraded to amd fx 6300 black edition. installed two more ram sticks to total 16 gb ram. downloaded davinci studio/obs for developing vids. added 1 tb drive to be used as backup and to store some more steam apps
Jesus! getting put on fire for doodling on the case because it 'ruins the nostalgia'. relax i fixed it with bleach and a toothbrush, back to looking like new again. updated pics as well. razor sticker may be removed... but the amd fx sticker is there to stay replacing the sempron sticker that was on it.