I am building my first system so I just wanted to know if anyone sees any glaring issues with this build or possible tweaks. I dont want to drop over 1k before getting some feedback. Specifically I was wondering about the CPU/Motherboard compatibility and the 4 sticks of RAM compatibility. I do some video editing and my son plays all the latest PC games. I am hoping this will be adequate. Any other feedback would be excellent.
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower
Hard Drive $159.99
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3 AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support
Considering the dual purpose of this machine, I would say you have it just about right. And yes, everything is compatible.
That motherboard is new enough that you should not suffer what I call the FX bug. This is where many older motherboards list compatibility with the new FX processors with an updated BIOS. The problem is, the motherboard will not boot with the new processor, so you cannot update the BIOS. At any rate, I believe the Crosshairs did not come out until September or so, so you should be fine.