just upgraded to this FX-6300 and XFX 5850 2GB, and so far it's running quite well. On my old system I had to run Crysis 3 on all low settings and it still lagged. Now I'm on all High settings, 4x AA and AF, and it runs usually 30 FPS+.
Just wondering what settings I should tweak around to max out the graphics/performance
also any other game recommendations for testing out the system would be nice
I highly recommend not testing on crisis 3 as it is terribly optimized and instead not use it for benchmarking until it had been patched significantly as even high end machines drop for reasons they should not.
Not always will max antialiasing and other similar things increase your experience. Sometimes they will cause issues but generally maxing them is your best bet.
With that system I am guessing you can run any modern game on full settings anyways so testing on games won't get you to its limit for quite some time