This is an upgrade of my computer that I got last Christmas, which as you can see in some pictures, my old motherboard. The upgrades:
CPU: FX 6100 to 8320: Obvious reasons, overclocking, speed, cores
Ram: Twice as much, and a bit faster, and in dual channel mode...mom accidentally got the blue...instead of the red. Lol.
MOBO: Overclocking, full 6gbps on my SSD, ATX, more USB, much better on-board audio
CPU Cooler: MUCH quieter, better cooling, better overclocking looks nicer.
OC: I haven't overclocked yet, but certainly will, I believe in getting the most for your money. The current PSU isn't good to OC on.
Sorry about the cables, I plan on getting a new PSU soon, and once I do, I will make them look amazing.
Soon to come: New GPU, and especially a new power supply...this thing is a time bomb. Would never overclock on this PSU.
Reasons? I just started to learn to program, and wanted more cpu power, also just started YouTubing, so I needed upgrades for video editing/rendering as well as photo editing. Also, much better performance in BF3 and 4.
Steam: Z3RO YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX4Bb9zr4xknsMbZTjZ7PEw Old Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/gxLkcf#img=2
Edit: just turned on OC genie, to see how idle temps were, they barely moved up at all. As soon as I get a new PSU, I will post load temps.
Edit 2: Just decided to try out BF4 on ultra...the results/improvements impressed me. Ultra: Min avg: 64.3 Max avg: 118.6 Avg avg: 88.6
My old cpu, ran at 100% at 4.0ghz, at over 60 degrees, played on medium quality, and only averaged 30-40fps
The 8320 runs at around 35% at 4.0ghz, at 45 degrees, played on ultra quality, and averages almost 90fps.
(Note: There was no change in the gpu clock speed at all)
Edit 3: Rendered first video, had a lot of complexity, and it maxed out at 52.3 degrees.
Edit 4: Just overclocked the GPU to test performance, and it gave me a locked 85fps at all times. (No V-sync) Temps to your right.