Approximately $800 gaming rig

Hey guys this will be my first ever build as I am new to building custom systems. From what I have gathered, I tried to build a pc that will last me awhile and put this together:

pc case- $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133094

Motherboard- $84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131609

Video card- $164.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102864

Memory- $93.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

CPU- $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103675

Power Supply- $69.99 (25 mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341022

Hard Drive- $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395

Optical Drive- $29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118030

OS- Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium $104.99

Total comes to $818.92
Again I am new to building computers and this will be a gaming rig. Please, if there are compatibility issues or improvements/changes I can make to increase on performance or save money, let me know. Thanks guys, I appreciate your help.
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  1. This is what I'd do. Mostly same stuff except for a few things to cut costs. No point in getting Ripjaws 1600mhz unless you overclock. It will NOT run at that speed by default. The cpu is cheaper than the other on your list, and has same cache & stuff except for core speed. However, this cpu is 95W and cooler.

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    LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

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    $26.99

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    Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL80001W2Z Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Item #: N82E16811133094
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    -$10.00 Instant


    $59.99
    $49.99

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    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152181
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



    $54.99

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    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard

    ASUS M4A77TD AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Item #: N82E16813131603
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    -$5.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card13-131-603

    $84.99
    $79.99

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    POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card

    POWERCOLOR AX5770 1GBD5-PPG Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail
    Item #: N82E16814131327
    Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy

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    Service Net Replacement Extended Warranty Plan

    The product will be replaced and shipped directly to you at no charge(more info14-131-327.0.18)

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    * 2 year: $35.99

    -$5.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate14-131-327

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    $154.99

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    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817341022
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    -$10.00 Instant
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate Card17-341-022

    $84.99
    $74.99

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    OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK

    OCZ Gold Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G10664GK - Retail
    Item #: N82E16820227346
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

    -$10.00 Instant


    $89.99
    $79.99

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    AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX925WFGIBOX

    AMD Phenom II X4 925 Deneb 2.8GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core Processor Model HDX925WFGIBOX - Retail
    Item #: N82E16819103656
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy



    $140.99

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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Return Policy



    $104.99

    Subtotal: $767.91
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  2. Cool, thanks man. This helped a ton. I'm probably going to order the parts within the next week or so and then I'll get building. Can't wait to see the look on my friend's face when he comes over for our gaming night. Thanks for the pro tips and money saving options, I really appreciate it.
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