This was my first build built back in Feb '16. I don't really regret going AMD during the FX era as I didn't really know what I was doing. I let someone else pick the parts. I admit a Haswell CPU would have been way better bang for buck paired with my GTX 970 (that I think I overpaid for).
I overclocked the CPU to 4.1GHz but it started blue screening after about a year and I didn't want to push more voltage into it as it was already pretty high. I sure didn't win the silicon lottery on this one. Sadly, the best stable overclock I can run now is 3.8GHz. I learned to OC on this PC.
Overall, the frame drops are noticeable, but bearable, on my 2K BenQ gaming monitor. Mainly used for school, playing WoW, Hearthstone & Overwatch. I think not too terrible for a 1st build.