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PC NOOB ALERT! Help me build a budget PC for less than $800!

Good day members of this fine community! I am college student who needs a new desktop PC! My 2011 model Samsung laptop is not providing me with the gaming excitement that I oh-so desire so I have decided to construct my own gaming rig for UNDER $800! Below, you'll find a list of items that appeal to me (all from NewEgg). Basically, I picked a motherboard and then just found a bunch of items that seem to be compatible with the motherboard. I *think* this would be a great machine but truthfully I really have no clue if this will work at all. And you may notice that I have not chosen a case or power supply because I have no idea what I need. HELP!

Motherboard:
ASUS GRYPHON Z87 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 uATX Intel Motherboard
$169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131977
Memory:
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
Video Card:
EVGA 02G-P4-3658-KR GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SuperClocked 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
$179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130910
Processor:
Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54570
$189.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116896
Hard Drive:
Western Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive – OEM
$89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136941
Disk Drive:
ASUS Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818AAT – OEM
$18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135304

Also, if you can recommend any items that would be cheaper than what I selected above, PLEASE recommend them! If you calculate the total price of everything I have selected, it is running a bit on the $$$$$$$$$ side of things.
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    I guess it's for gaming ? If it is, then here's your build :

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1umCS
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1umCS/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1umCS/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $791.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 21:26 EDT-0400)
  2. Seladon-1370374 said:
    I guess it's for gaming ? If it is, then here's your build :

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1umCS
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1umCS/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1umCS/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $791.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-20 21:26 EDT-0400)


    Oh, that looks much better than what I put together. And more powerful! I think I'll save these specs. This might just be the machine that I attempt to build.

    And, uh, any advice on any extras I might need? Like internal cables to hook stuff together?
  3. Everything that you'll need will come with the parts. The stuff to tie cables inside of the case will come with the power supply.
  4. Seladon-1370374 said:
    Everything that you'll need will come with the parts. The stuff to tie cables inside of the case will come with the power supply.


    Awesome! Well, that took a lot less time than I thought it would.

    Thanks!
  5. No problem, I'm here for that, sir !
    Remember to pick your solution.
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