Okay, so I made a topic awhile back when I was considering upgrading my current PC. However, I did not get it upgraded, as some of the upgrades appear to be incompatible with my current PC, and in the end it proved itself to be cheaper to just purchase a new computer that was built from scratch. I also saved up a bit more money to work with.
For $1,500, I would have this:
Processor: AMD FX-8350 CPU, 4.00 GHz/8MB L2 Cache
RAM: 16 GB [4 GB X4] DDR3-2133 Memory (Corsair Vengeance)
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7970 - 3GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 -- AMD 970
Battery: 850 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-850AX
Harddrive: Dual 1TB Drives - RAID 0 High Performance
This would be a PC that is used for playing games such as Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Far Cry 3, and also doing game development with the UDK engine.
I just want to know if that would be a good PC, or if it wouldn't be fast enough for what I'd be doing with it, and if it isn't good enough, just let me know what I should improve.