I would really love any feedback, tips, or anything to help really.
Also will note I'm really not trying to make a rig that will smash the latest games but really just something I can play games on reasonable settings smoothly. Budget - $500-$600 room to go over but would prefer not to if possible.
No problem man. Looks like my build is $50 above your budget. IMO well worth the extra 50 from the CPU and GPU performance you're gaining. But if you really need to close the gap, drop down to the 6850. Would recommend at least a 6870 though for current games.
Haha thanks very much azeem. You know a lot as well though
Wait... Are you really linking the FX-8150 or was that a mislink?
You can't use Intel boards/chipsets with an AMD chip... Also, for gaming I'd reconsider and try for the i5 3450 you'll get much more performance. Granted it's $50 more but well worth it. However if you're fine with that swap the board out with one supporting AM3+ and you'll be solid.