I've done little more than replace RAM and such prior to now, so this is a pretty big project for me. I guess I'm mostly looking to confirm that this build will work. Also, any suggestions regarding cooling would be appreciated.
Finally, it seems that a few of these parts are either on sale or have combo sales this week on newegg, so I'll be sure to match those up where possible.
It looks to me like you've got a solid build. I'd either up the wattage to 750-800 or transfer to corsair or antec (just my personal preferences)
I'd switch to a full tower case for better cooling and more space (I like the HAF 932's a lot)
I'd switch your hdd to a samsung spinpoint for better performance
I'd go with a more well known brand of ram just to be safe (corsair, ocz, g. skill, etc.)
Everything else looks great