£500 gaming pc build - Is this good enough?

Is this a good gaming PC for £500, it works out to be about £522 but I can't go any higher and this is the max I can spend.Thanks!

Also this is my first time building a PC so I want to know if it is all compatible

Link to PC: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/olliebruce126/saved/2wuJ

Thanks in advance!
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  1. i am trying to fit 7870 XT in the list :D
    it will be a huge jump from 7850

    change mobo ot OC-able Asus, that gigabyte mobo you put befiore is only low end version
    ram
    psu

    btw dont you need any CASE? because you didnt put one

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.54 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.46 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.89 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£9.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £510.06
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 14:06 BST+0100)
  2. AMD Radeon said:
    i am trying to fit 7870 XT in the list :D
    it will be a huge jump from 7850

    change mobo ot OC-able Asus, that gigabyte mobo you put befiore is only low end version
    ram
    psu

    btw dont you need any CASE? because you didnt put one

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.54 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.46 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.89 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£9.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £510.06
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 14:06 BST+0100)

    Don't worry I already have a zalman z11 plus :)
    Ill check out the build now :)
  3. AMD Radeon said:
    i am trying to fit 7870 XT in the list :D
    it will be a huge jump from 7850

    change mobo ot OC-able Asus, that gigabyte mobo you put befiore is only low end version
    ram
    psu

    btw dont you need any CASE? because you didnt put one

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£80.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£67.54 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£37.46 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£47.89 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card (£137.99 @ Aria PC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (£9.49 @ CCL Computers)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.96 @ CCL Computers)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£13.15 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£67.19 @ Aria PC)
    Total: £510.06
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-06 14:06 BST+0100)


    Looks epic!
    Is the 6 core processor I added in good enough? Or would the AMD Quad Core 3.8ghz one be any better?
  4. if it is for gaming, fx 6300 to go

    8 core adds nothing in game, fx 8350 will be useful only on threaded apps like adobe suit, video editor, etc
  5. AMD Radeon said:
    if it is for gaming, fx 6300 to go

    8 core adds nothing in game, fx 8350 will be useful only on threaded apps like adobe suit, video editor, etc

    I am an avid youtube gamer too and I upload 2 - 3 times a week so It needs to be fast at rendering and editing and good at multi-tasking, my current build makes it such an effort to even render a 10 minute video and now that I have reached over 1k subs I need to upload every day!
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