Will this sub £650 rig work and run games well?

Ok so I am going to build my first gaming rig, this is the shopping list I have put together.

AMD FX6300 BLACK EDITION 6 CORE CPU
ASUS M5A97 R2 MOTHERBOARD
SAPPHIRE HD7770 VAPOUR X GPU
WD BLACK 1TB 7200 HDD
CORSAIR VENGANCE 2X 4GB DDR3 1600 RAM
ASUS DRW-24B5ST 24x INTERNAM SATA OD
CORSAIR CX500 PSU
ARCTIC COOLING FREEZER XTREME REV 2 CPU COOLER
ASUS WIFI CARD
COOLERMASTER ELITE 334U MID TOWER ATX CASE

I would like to check these will all work together and will it run next gen games to an ok standard?
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  1. my recommendation would be getting a 7850 or 660 at least for gpu, fx 6300 is ok for most games but if your planning to play watch dogs or cpu intensive games probably need a little more like an i5. but overall pretty balanced build :)
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.68 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.85 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £619.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-06 23:39 BST+0100)


    or with FX8320


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.68 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.85 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £647.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-06 23:41 BST+0100)
  3. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£86.39 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.68 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.85 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £619.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-06 23:39 BST+0100)


    or with FX8320


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (£113.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£22.85 @ CCL Computers)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard (£81.84 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.36 @ CCL Computers)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£209.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£54.68 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£49.85 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£12.98 @ Novatech)
    Total: £647.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-06 23:41 BST+0100)


    Both rigs look sweet, but I am buying bit by bit over a couple of months and at the price of the gpu I will stuggle to afford it in one chunk. Is there a better lower budget gpu than the 7770 I have picked to take the 760's place until I could afford to upgrade?
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