Gaming rig help

Hello,
help would really be appreciated.

are these compatable
asrock 970 extreme 4 motherboard
amd fx 8350 cpu
radeon hd 7850
patriot viper 4x4gb 1866

also is it better to get 2 lower graphics cards for the price of the 7850, then use them on cross fire

i've got just over £500 to spend on these. i've been saving for ages, so i want to get it right.

£700 total buget including tower, psu ect. so any of you guys have a good rig you can suggest for this kind of money would also be a real help

thanks
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  1. Always better to get one better card.
    Get normal 1600mhz RAM
    Get a cheaper CPU and MOBO and get a better GPU. (fx-6300/$75 board)
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/CJDv
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/CJDv/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/CJDv/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£145.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£72.93 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series, Division 4 Editi 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£70.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£60.96 @ Dabs)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£186.53 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.47 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.40 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £632.43
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 01:59 GMT+0000)
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.45 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.14 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£179.74 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.40 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £506.06
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 02:09 GMT+0000)

    Hi, this is more than enough for you. No need for 8 cores.
  4. i heard there was reliability problems with the spinpoint hdd
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