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Building a Gaming Computer Confirmation of Parts

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December 26, 2011 6:31:13 PM

Hello everyone. A few days ago, I asked the community if they could help me with choosing parts for a gaming computer that has a budget of $600-$700 (I'm willing to go up to $800).
Here is my results:

Optical Drive:
After-Market Cooler:

$782.93 and $45 MIR.

*I will also be buying an anti-static wrist strap, and thermal paste.

This is the first computer I'm building, so ANY input would be appreciated.
I guess what I'm asking is:
Are there ways to improve this, but still stay in my budget?
Are there ways that I can decrease the cost, but still expect similar performance?
Can this computer be an okay gaming computer (medium-high settings for all those new games)?
Are these parts compatible with each other?

Again, any input is greatly appreciated. I understand that I have a lot of questions and a ton of things to look at, but I am really interested in building a computer. Your time and help means a lot to me.
Thank you.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2011 7:35:44 PM

If the egg is still out of your ram pick, gskill, patriot, pny, and kingston will also work well. OCZ is a good power supply, very quiet. You may find windows 7 pro or ultimate for about the same price as your newegg oem copy on craigslist. Just be sure it's sealed.
December 26, 2011 9:24:14 PM

Thank you for your RAM suggestions and reasons to keep the power supply I chose. I think I'll stay with Windows 7 Home though, as I'm paranoid with buying from people rather than companies.
Does anyone know if I will have any compatibility issues?
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