gaming build thoughts, final parts list

I am putting together a budget gaming pc. After About a week of constant research and asking questions on various forums this is the list of parts I have come up with. I will be ordering the parts tomorrow, and I just want to triple check that I will have no compatibility issues or anything (this is my first build). Also does anyone know roughly how well this should perform in skyrim FPS wise? Also I dont plan on overclocking right away, but when I can afford an aftermarket cooler I may mess with it.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R128
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  1. nope, no compatibility issues that i can see. have fun with your build
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($135.08 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $777.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-16 02:06 EDT-0400)

    Ditched the overkill motherboard and changed some things around and got you a considerably more powerful GPU.
  3. spend a little more for the 7870xt. its worth it
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R3cW
  4. TheBigTroll said:
    spend a little more for the 7870xt. its worth it
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/R3cW


    I would like to, however I would definitely have to go with the different motherboard to afford it. I do have a couple concerns though: I wouldn't really be able to overclock the CPU with the asrock mother board, would I? Also the reviews on newegg for that particular motherboard aren't too amazing - alot of people seem to be getting DOA's or having other problems with it. Is it not as bad as they are making it out to be?
  5. Also would the fx 6300 bottleneck the 7870 xt at all?
  6. every board has DOAs. its part of computer building. the odds are that you arent going to get one but if you do, its kinda normal.

    no it wont bottleneck
  7. TheBigTroll said:
    every board has DOAs. its part of computer building. the odds are that you arent going to get one but if you do, its kinda normal.

    no it wont bottleneck


    I appreciate your feedback, I definitely have something to think about now.
    Does anyone else have any thoughts on this build?
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