I have little knowledge on building a new computer and am running a really old dell right now. I have successfully changed my video card and memory on that computer but I think they was a lot easier than a complete new build. I have done a lot of research on different parts and this is what I came up with. I like the cpu, motherboard, and case. Are they good picks?
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Full (64-bit)
My questions are does all these parts make sense with one another(compatibility)? I am looking for a gaming computer that will allows for substantial upgrades in the future but still play games like Battlefield 3 on high settings now and in the future Battlefield 4. I know the PSU is a little much but am looking to SLI in the future and I believe that motherboard has that option. I do not know a lot about good cpu coolers, power supplies(so just went with a 80 plus platinum certified), or optical drives. Which are the best for what I am looking for?