First Gaming PC Rig - Basic Questions and advice


Dec 4, 2012
Hey guys, I've been looking into making my own gaming dekstop so that I can finally run some games on high settings. I want to play games like Planetside 2 or Blacklight Retribution on max. I have a couple questions about the rig below:

Are all the parts compatible?
Is it SLI Crossfire ready?
Will it have enough power?
Are there any other parts I should get or change the ones I'm currently thinking about?
Should I add more cooling?
If I already have Windows 8 on a flash drive, can I easily install it onto the HDD.
Do you guys recommend putting the OS on an SSD.
And any other comments or advice will be of great help.

Here is the link to my rig: