This is a budget build I recently put together for my cousin since the new consoles are a overpriced failure.
Case: Deep Cool Tesserac SW $35
CPU: Intel G3258 @ 4.2ghz / 1.25v $64
Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40 $35 (not shown)
Mobo: Asus Z87A $70 (Refurb)
Ram: G.Skill 2x2gb 1333mhz $40
Vid Card: EVGA GTX460 FTW 1GB $60
Hard Drive: Western Digital Blue 1TB $60
Opt Drive: LiteOn DVD-RW $10
PSU: Corsair CX600M $40
During the Steam holiday sale he got a hand full of great games for about $30. This would have not been possible if he had bought an Xbox One.
The G3258 overclcocked to 4.0ghz / 1.125v with stock cooler was hitting 70c under load and 36c at idle. Once the Enermax ETS-T40 was added we went up to 4.2ghz / 1.25v with a load temp of 48c and idle of 26c. We did push it to see how far it would overclock and 4.4ghz / 1.4v was the highest stable clock we got. To bad cause the Enermax cooler had plenty of room only hitting 56c load at 4.4ghz 1.4v.
Benchmark Results: Intel G3258
Geekbench 3 (32 bit):
Stock 3.2ghz (Single Core 2960)(Multi Core 5296)
OC'ed 4.2ghz (Single Core 3471)(Multi Core 6266)
OC'ed 4.4ghz (Single Core 3603)(Multi Core 6548)
Stock 3.2ghz - 235
OC'ed 4.2ghz - 303
OC'ed 4.4ghz - 319
PassMark Performance Test (CPU Mark):
Stock 3.2ghz - 3822
OC'ed 4.2ghz - 4728
OC'ed 4.4ghz - 4906
The used GTX460 FTW was hitting 80c during gaming so we replaced the burnt up old thermal paste with some Arctic Silver 5 I had laying around and set a new fan curve with MSI after Burner. After this quick fix it was only hitting 65c while gaming. The GTX460 FTW does very good for an older card playing most games on med/high settings at 1280 x 1024 / 50+ fps. Most likely will be upgrading to the AMD 360x or 370x when they come out.