Need advice on new $800-$900 build for a friend

Hey all! My friend wants to build a computer and order the parts this weekend. His initial budget was 800-900 USD but that has ballooned to a lot more than it should be. We are not computer hardware experts and frankly I have not followed the hardware too much since I built a computer last year. I was hoping I could get some feedback on a build for this price range. I will also include a list that he has put together with prices and whatnot.
Thanks for the feedback!!

Approximate Purchase Date: this weekend (the closer the better)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 800-900 USD) Preferably before rebates, but if necessary after rebates that is fine.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Editing photos, editing and rendering videos and some gaming.

Games that are typically played: Starcraft 2, Bioshock(s)+ Infinite, Far Cry 3, Tomb Raider

Are you buying a monitor: Not at the moment

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon and ebay.

Location: Provo, UT.

Parts Preferences: AMD since I am selling my friend a gigabyte 970a-d3 for $40. (might be cheaper)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Only main requirement is 16GB of Ram for video editing/rendering.

Here are the parts he is currently looking at:
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz $180 newegg after promo
Powercolor Radeon HD 7870 MYST $230 newegg after rebate
Gigabyte 970a-d3 motherboard $40 from friend
Rosewill ARMOR-EVO Gaming E-ATX Mid Tower $65 after rebate newegg
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB 1600 ram $100 newegg
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G $79 newegg
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 $60 newegg
XIGMATEK Gaia $20 newegg
ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18 newegg
WD 2TB HDD $100 newegg
Windows 7 64bit $100 newegg

This list is very amenable so any feedback would be great!!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.19 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill ARMOR-EVO ATX Full Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $927.09
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-17 18:38 EDT-0400)

    Fx6300 similar perofrmance in games as fx8350.
    Msi hd 7950 twin frozer can be overclocked very good and easily, can reach the speed of the hd7970 ,gtx 680 or even higher.
  2. thanks, ill take a look at all those parts you changed. anyone else have some recommendations?
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