Homebuilt Computer Compatibility!

Hello everyone, Dusty here!
So I've been meaning to build my first computer for a bit now, but I'm still very iffy that I'll be able to do it.
But anyway, I've come up with a list of computer parts with the help of some individuals on this forum (thank you so much for that, you know who you are).
Here is my part list:

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Sentey Optimus Extreme Division Tower Case - RED 3 x LED FAN / 1 120mm Rear FAN /2 x USB / Card Rdr / Fan Control /4 x Removable Bays / Screwless

Optical Drive:
LG 22X Super-Multi DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH22NS90B - OEM

HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

After-Market Cooling Fan:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Anti-static wrist strap and thermal paste will also be bought.

This computer is also for gaming. I want to be able to play games on medium-high settings with this rig. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Please let me know if the parts are not compatible.
Thanks for your time.
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  1. These parts are all compatible and should perform nicely.
  2. Why you don't buy an six core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962 its almost at the same price.
  3. COLGeek said:
    These parts are all compatible and should perform nicely.

    thank you very much.
  4. sosofm said:
    Why you don't buy an six core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103962 its almost at the same price.

    I've heard that the per core performance on the FX series is not as good as the Phenoms. I may be wrong (as I am a noob in the computer department). Also, if I were to choose this CPU, would it be good for gaming and also be compatible with the parts I have chosen? Right now, my gut says to stick with the Phenom. :pt1cable:
  5. And also, will my CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus work with this CPU? Because it says that it works with CPU Socket AM3. My CPU is AM3 but my MoBo is AM3+. I'm a little confused about that..
  6. Nevermind, I have chosen to replace the Hyper 212 Plus with the Hyper 212 Evo.
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