It's upgrade time, wanted to play around with a FX and got the following parts: CPU - AMD FX 8320 (used, bought from Johnnyfive) Mobo - Gigabyte 970A-UD3 - Open box clearance from MC, throw away price For OS - 120 GB MC branded AData SATA III SSD - brand new clearance item, bought for dirt cheap Case - AeroCool XPredator X3 Devil Red (bought from Sneekypeet) Carried over parts Kingston HyperX Blue 4 x 4GB DDR3 1333 Ram SilenX 4 heat pipe big ass CPU cooler Sapphire Radeon 6970 2GB video card (to be upgraded - 7970 or 670 or 770?) OCZ 120 GB SATA III SSD for Games 1 TB WD Black Asus BD writer Ultra Full Modular 600W Power Supply Total Cost of Upgrade - $260 Old Game machine Gigabyte 790GP-UD4H (AM2+ board) AMD Phenom II X6 1045T DDR2 800 - 4 x 2 GB memory This will be repurposed as family machine and sell parts from current family machine to recoup some $. Anyway new FX is clocked @ 4.2 Ghz (turbo off) from 3.5 Ghz with stock volts. Ram, HTT and NB clocks are at default. Will I get any improvements with tweaking any of these? OS was reimaged from old Patriot TorqX 64GB SSD. Much faster boot and response times. Boots in 12 secs from 35 secs before. All programs open real fast now. Since I moved from X6 to FX is there any patch I need to install specific to FX? Pics to follow. Post your comments on any improvements I can do.