Gaming PC - $800

I'm building a new PC computer for gaming and I just want a few opinions on how to get the best performance possible. When it comes to putting a computer together I don't have an idea on what parts are compatible with what! Just have a few questions! Is my ram the most compatible? Also is XFX a reliable brand? I choose this card because someone else told me they liked it, but I am up for suggestions. Also is this case good or can someone suggest another type? I am open for suggestions on changing something out. Thanks a lot!

Processor: i5 3570K $180

Motherboard: Z77 Extreme4 LGA $90

RAM:8GB DDR3-1600 $52

Graphics Card: XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB $190

PSU: Corsair Professional Series 650-Watt 80 $120

Accessories: Arctic Cooling Freezer $25

Case: ANTEC SOLO II $100

Already have hard drive,keyboard,mouse and monitor.
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  1. I also have another question I'm having someone buy me the parts from microcenter is it ok to have these computer parts shipped by USPS? Or any special way to package computer parts? Thanks
  2. Are you planning to overclock? If not, get a cheaper i5 and get a faster graphics card. Check my sig.
  3. Sorry I forgot to include that. But yes I did plan on over clocking in the future not right when I get the computer though. I'll take a look at your sig
  4. Get the CPU & Motherboard from microcenter, it's great. For the remaining components have a look at these from newegg :

    GPU: $260 - MSI Twin Frozr II 7850

    RAM: $45- Mushkin Enhanced BlackLine (2X 4GB)

    HDD & Optical Drive: $80- WD Cavier Blue 500GB & LiteOn

    PSU & Case: $152- Corsair Enthusiast TX650 & Corsair Carbide

    Total (Excluding Rebates) : $537

    Rebates: $20

    $270 for CPU & Mbo should bring the total to around $800.
  5. Ok the items from micro center can they be shipped in the mail saftely? I'm just worried it could get damaged from heat
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