Help: Gaming System $900 (Don't include Monitor, Mouse, or Keyboard)

I'm looking for some solid advice in terms of which hardware to pick out for my gaming system that I plan to purchase in the near future. My tech level is next to none however, I am trying to pick it up as I go along.

As the subject suggests I have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard I just need help selecting what I'll need for the tower alone. My plan in terms of hard drive space is to run a SSD (for operating system and a couple games so maybe 120g max) along with my HDD.


Any advice is surely welcome!
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($175.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.95 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $817.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-18 14:22 EDT-0400)

    I did not choose a case, since the case is at the discretion of the user. Choose the case that fits your liking.
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