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first time building a computer would like to have your advices please

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first time builder using it for gaming and casual
hey i am a first time builder i would like for ppl to look over my rig before i buy my budget is around 1000$ but can be stretched for quality
hope you can help thanks in advance

Case: Apevia Black/Black X-Plorer ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Fan Controller, Front USB and Firewire Port, PowerUp 800-Watt PSU
PSU: comes with case 800 watts
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor
Motherboard: still in decisive but here is what i was looking at
i know thats a lot but i need help deciding
Memory: I want enough to play games and function really well any suggestions price does matter to but I'd spend good money for decent RAM
GPU: XFX PVT88PYDD4 GeForce 8800GT XXX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM
Optical Drive: still not quite sure recommendations will be appreciated i want something that can do almost anything i dont burn a lot and maybe blu-ray

thats about it any tips anything at all i would like to hear
thanks so much
so excited to finish this and use it! :)
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Ditch the case/PSU combo right off the bat, the PSUs 90% of the time are rubbish unless the company also make good PSUs(Antec, Coolermaster, Akasa) and even the ones with a good PSU rep rarely package them together so always buy seperate. And never cheap out on the PSU it isn't worth it as if something goes wrong with it bad things happen.

CPU is good just got one myself, I would go with an Intel motherboard probably a P45 or maybe P35 if you need cheap the Nvidia boards are more expensive for what you get. I would ditch the 8800GT its great and I have one myself but its old tech get one of the new ATI cards which at the moment are the best in that price range or maybe one of the newer Nvidias if you are brand obsessed.

HDD you should get the 7200.11 they are newer and if you shop around they can be gotten for the same price or less as the older v10 drives. I just get the cheapest DVD-RW at the time, usually samsungs for me and to be honest they usually have more features than other drives irrelevant of price and they are in my experience reliable.
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