Are these parts compatible and good for gaming?

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Here's my potential build-

1. ASUS 24x DVD burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

2. Rosewill Blackbone Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147023

3. Seagate Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701

4. ASRock AM3 AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148701

5. Saphire Radeon HD 6770
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102940

6. Silverstone 500W power supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256061

7. Kingston 4GB DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139398

8. AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

I'm mainly wondering whether this will play games well and whether or not it is all compatible, but any criticism is welcome. I'm new to this.
 
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The short answer is, all those parts are compatible, and should be able to play any current (or soon-to-be-released) game.
The long answer is:
Your mobo link also goes to the hard drive. For best results, you might want to use the format in the Sticky on how to ask for new build advice. It would be particularly helpful to know your budget and the resolution of your monitor.
If the mobo is AM3, change it to one that is AM3+. That will give you an option to upgrade to Bulldozer, and with a 900-series chipset, will include all current interfaces.
You may need to turn down a setting or two, but the HD6770 can play any game; the latest ones won't be maxed, but they should still look good. I have a preference for Seasonic and Antec 80+...
The short answer is, all those parts are compatible, and should be able to play any current (or soon-to-be-released) game.
The long answer is:
Your mobo link also goes to the hard drive. For best results, you might want to use the format in the Sticky on how to ask for new build advice. It would be particularly helpful to know your budget and the resolution of your monitor.
If the mobo is AM3, change it to one that is AM3+. That will give you an option to upgrade to Bulldozer, and with a 900-series chipset, will include all current interfaces.
You may need to turn down a setting or two, but the HD6770 can play any game; the latest ones won't be maxed, but they should still look good. I have a preference for Seasonic and Antec 80+ bronze (or higher) PSUs, but Silverstone isn't a bad one, and 500W is certainly sufficient.
Anything more specific really needs the answers from that sticky to be useful.
 
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anonymousWVUguy

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Here's the right link for the motherboard-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157215
 
No, that's an ancient-tech board. It doesn't even have redeeming features like all-solid capacitors. The one called out by rvilkman would be an excellent choice.

Edit: my remark was directed at the first one you linked; the ASRock. The Asus you linked second at least has all-solid caps, but it's still a low-end board. It would be suitable to build a basic home PC for a relative, but not for a gamer.