I originally built my system on a budget because I wasn't sure how much I would be into PC gaming. I have the 6 core 6200. I like it but I will probably get an I5 soon. I have been buying parts and upgrading for a while now.
I upgraded my case, added another 8GBs of ram, upgraded my PSU to a modular unit, got better monitors, a gaming keyboard, added an SSD, and another 1.5 TB HDD.
As soon as I switch back to an Nvidia card I am looking at a new MOBO and Chip combo. Then I think I will be happy and have a system that will last a few years.
Not that my current system wouldn't last a few year it's just now that I am addicted I can't get enough as far as upgrading and tweeking goes.
This post was edited on 1/4 at 9:40 am