A system only and only for gaming -

Greetings! A friend of mine have prepared a list as you can see below. I strongly request your opinions about the parts and if you have better suggestions.

Budget is between 1100$-1200$. I'd like to underline that even notepad will not be used in this computer. It will be only and only for gaming.

Thank you very much in advance!

Processor : Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition AM3 3.5GHz 8MB Cache 45nm

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103894

Mainboard : ASUS M5A87 AMD 870/SB850 AM3+ DDR3 2000MHz (O.C.) USB 3.0 SATA 3.0

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A87/ -couldnt find on newegg , i wont purchase from there anyway

Graphics Card : SAPPHIRE hd6950 2GB 256 BIT GDDR5 DVI HDMI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945

Ram : Kingston Hyperx 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP

Case : THERMALTAKE VM600M1W2Z DOKKER BlacX 2.5"- 3.5" HDD Docking Station

http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-Mid-Tower-Computer-Docking-VM600M1W2Z/dp/B004GCOCZ2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1329530090&sr=1-1-fkmr0

Power Supply : Xilence XP700 700W 135mm Fan PSU Gaming Series 80+ R3


a quick personal thought : I dont think I need an insane processor in a computer which is going to be used only for gaming. Of course it is important but not that much , that is why I did not prefer the fx series. Graphics card seemed pretty OK. Absolutely no idea on the motherboard , case and psu.
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