Buying parts for my first build TOMORROW!! advice and tips?

hello,

after several weeks of searching, I have finally selected all the components of my first pc..and tomorrow I am going to order them...I am just wondering what tips you guys have for building your first pc (ex. really good tutorial for help once I get the parts), and what other supplies I will need (i already have thermal paste). Also, if anything looks really wrong with my build (compatibility issues) please let me know as well.

My build!! (used mainly for multitasking, CAD, and gaming)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 24 hrs

BUDGET RANGE: 800$ US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Multitasking, gaming, CAD, Burning DVD's

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, but I am available to buy from the cheapest vendor out there!

PARTS PREFERENCES: Does not Matter

OVERCLOCKING: Probably not

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050


GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail 109.99$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128387

SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail 179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail 99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail 54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166

AMD Phenom II X4 940 Deneb 3.0GHz Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Black Edition Processor Model HDZ940XCGIBOX - Retail 189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103471


Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM 52.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136161

Sony Optiarc 20X DVD±R Burner Black IDE Model AD-7200A-0B - OEM 26.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118011

NZXT Apollo Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146025

anything that you guys suggest that will make my first build a successful and positive one will be greatly appreciated.

thanks


I am probably going to change my DVD drive to a SATA as i heard that it allows for a cooler computer.
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  1. Your build looks good.
    Do change to a SATA DVD drive.

    A card reader is nice to have. Example posted below W/E-SATA.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820816001&cm_sp=DailyDeal-_-20-816-001-_-Product

    I dont know what the Phenom II X4 940 has for a HSF. Most of the OEM's blow the heat down at the MB. Blowing the heat out the back of the case is a much better solution. Again, example below.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003
  2. The build looks pretty good. I just have a couple suggestions:

    I would get a 22x SATA DVD burner for sure. I don't know why they even still sell IDE drives.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000005&Description=22x%20sata&name=CD%20%2f%20DVD%20Burners&ActiveSearchResult=True

    You can also get a faster HD with 70GB more capacity for less here:

    WESTERN DIGITAL WD3200AAKS 320GB SATA 7200 RPM 16MB Hard Drive Bulk
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=10005615&prodlist=celebros $51.99

    The price is pretty good at Newegg too:

    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136074&Tpk=wd3200aaks $54.99
  3. what about being properly grounded while assembling the computer? would an anti-static wrist strap be necessary, or should i just be careful when putting the pc together.
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