I'm pretty sure I've picked everything that is compatible, but it's never a bad idea to make sure. And, to clear up questions you might have before hand. I'm setting up RAID 1 for all of my files, hence the two HDDs, and I don't have the money for a bigger SSD so I'm just getting one to put my OS and Guitar Pro on. So please don't tell me to get a bigger SSD. And I do plan to overclock as much as I feel comfortable to, which is why I went with a higher wattage PSU than I need.
without further adue... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JiBW
Edit: The main thing I'm posting this for is the RAM and the motherboard. Since that RAM is not on Gigabyte's site as a tested and compatible RAM I'm trying to make sure it will work before I buy everything next month.
As I said in the first post, I'm getting 2 HDDs so I can put them in RAID. And, yes, I know the RAM is a little expensive..but it's pretty sexy, ha. I might take Giant's advice and go for the 8350, and get a cooler later, along with cheaper RAM, after thinking about it.
Windows 7 full is going around 50 bucks if you know where to look. Grey market is 20-45 bucks. 199! you could buy almost 2 copies of windows 8/10 with that.
I bought that very same motherboard I think 6 months to a year back. Go check other dealers. PC Partpicker starting to be like Amazon. I think new on ebay is like 100-150 bucks max free shipping. Not sure if it was here or overclock.net but fellow members been selling them as low as 50-100 bucks to upgrade to another motherboard.
That Xigmatek is also out of production? I think i still have mine from C2D days (2005ish?). Just get Hyper Evo 212 30 bucks max. You can also snag a AMD FX 8350 for 100-150 bucks from a person who is upgrading too.
Fractal R5 is also cheaper by 20 bucks for some reason on ebay. I think there's a guy selling on the forum here for 60-80 bucks.