Hello, gentlemen My father has been using his Athlon X2 system for a long time now. I picked the parts and assembled it myself, back when it was all very fresh and exciting to me (I still get excited about building PCs, hehe). I am delighted to say, that the system has served my dad very well. A few years ago I combined all the best parts of my old PC with the parts in my dad's computer and it turned out to be a pretty solid build, considering the age of components. Recently the oldie, but goldie ATI Radeon HD4850 decided to give up, which wasn't a shock after almost 9 years of usage. He managed to do stuff that it really wasn't meant for by the end of its lifespan. Stuff like editing videos in his spare time as a hobby, rendering a few effects here and there. It wasn't the best at editing 1080p GoPro files, but it did the job. Eventually it was time to admit that the system can no longer work sufficiently and it became too slow, so I started the most fun task of building a new PC - picking out parts. Yay! I picked out the best I could considering the given budget. I wanted a good bang for your buck type of a build, so I didn't even look at performance/gaming tier parts, as those are usually a bit overpriced for what they are. I also decided to keep the original case, which is still decent enough. My main goal was to find a good quad-core i5 variant for good price, so luckily I got good deal on one. I had time to wait, so waiting for a better price wasn't a problem. The whole system was actually purchased back in mid December (iirc) and was just waiting to be assembled. I didn't wait for Kaby Lake or Ryzen, because it didn't seem worth it, especially considering the deal I got for the 6500. So the specs. CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 GPU: Gigabyte GTX1050 2GB Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H110M-S2V, RAM: Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB 2133MHz DDR4 SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB HDD: Samsung 250GB, Western Digital 500GB (both from previous build) PSU: Corsair CX 430W, 80 Plus Bronze, 120mm Other stuff: 1x 80mm Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 fan SteelSeries Rival 100 mouse Old ass Chicony keyboard (my dad won't replace it, no matter what) 24" LG 24MP48HQ IPS LED FullHD Monitor Windows 10 Pro 64bit Spoiler I actually haven't had time to test out any games, but the system runs cool and quiet so far. I did ran a few stress tests and all seemed to work well. Plans for the future are to upgrade RAM to 16GB (maybe 2 years from now) and/or replace stock cooler if there are any issues with it. It will most likely be okay for what it does.