It looks like a decent case but I might check out the Coolermaster HAF Series. You lose a little street cred when you do Rosewill
MSI 990FXA-GD80 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMDhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130600
*Will this motherboard be able to connect to the two USB 3.0 ports on the front of my case?
It should as long as they both attach to 1 USB 3.0 header. Wont really know till you can inspect their cable.
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Corehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819103962
May want to consider the faster quad core for gaming here.
GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125385
Its a good card but I think the 6870 is the sweet spot right now. Go for it if you have the extra $$.
OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supplyhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817341048
*This piece is my biggest area of confusion. My case has three fans that come with it and in addition to the other pieces in this machine will this be enough power? And will everything be able to connect to it?
A solid choice. Plenty of power no worries. You will prob want those fans connected to the MB fan headers.
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231314
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAKX 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drivehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822136770
*Will this work with my machine? I checked the motherboard specifications and it says it supports SATA 6.0Gb/s so I assumed that it worked.
It will work but your getting raped on that drive. I would look around for at least a 500 gb Spinpoint F3.
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drivehttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820227550
*Same question as with the hard drive.
No worries it will work.
LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98Bhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827106334
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEMhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832116986
Is there anything that I am missing? Any first timer tips/advice?
Thank you for your help!
Looks like your in good shape let us know when you get your parts how it all comes together.
Also you could prob do a I5 on your budget if you wanted but it depends on how set on AMD you are...