I'm going to build a gaming PC but will it work?

So I'm planning on building a computer in the near future, but I'm new to building computers so I have gotten slightly confused with all of the different details that I need to know about.
The components are:
CPU - AMD FX-8320
CPU cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (120mm)
Motherboard - MSI 970A-G43 AMD 970 ATX Motherboard (PCI-E, Socket AM3+)
Ram - Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz
Hard Drive - Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive - Caviar Black (3.5 inch)
Power Supply - Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply Unit
GPU - Sapphire 11199-16-20G AMD Radeon HD 7870 Dual-X 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, Display Port, PCI Express 3.0, 256-Bit, AMD Avivo HD).
Case - Zalman Z9 Plus Midi Tower Case - Black (ATX, M-ATX, 7 Expansion Slots, Supports Bottom PSU Installation, Upto 7 System Fans, Tool Free HDD Installation)
I am going to use Windows 8 if makes any change, but can someone tell me if these components will be compatible with each other and if the computer will overall work properly? Also if there are any other parts I need or any additional information, please do tell me. If some of the parts aren't compatible, could someone please tell me why and recommend a different part to use?
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  1. they are all compatible, but to make it perfect

    swap PSU, go for Corsair CX 600M or XFX 550
    mobo, use our fav OC mobo
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    they are all compatible, but to make it perfect

    swap PSU, go for Corsair CX 600M or XFX 550
    mobo, use our fav OC mobo
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)


    Thank you so much, i will change to that motherboard and the 600W PSU, is there any reason for the different mobo?
  3. yes, the asus one i posted above is proven for OC ability
    while MSI 970A-G43 is a basic mobo
  4. AMD Radeon said:
    yes, the asus one i posted above is proven for OC ability


    ok thank you, so everything is compatible and will work well?
  5. ^ yes, if you live in USA, gskill ram is now cheap
    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/memory/#sort=a10&z=8192&n=2
  6. AMD Radeon said:
    ^ yes, if you live in USA, gskill ram is now cheap
    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/memory/#sort=a10&z=8192&n=2


    I live in UK, also will this build be good, how well will it perform for gaming?
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