How to build a gaming computer, and what to buy to build it.

How to build a gaming computer and what to buy to build it.

I have no experience with building computers so I have no idea what I need or how to build it.
These are the components I've been looking into, please help.

-MSI R7870-2GD5T/OC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
-PNY - 2-Pack 8GB PC3-12800 DDR3 Desktop Memory Kit
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
-Black/Red Raidmax BLADE ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case ATX-298WR, 4 x 5.25in Bays, Water Cooling Support, 2 x 120mm Fans, Front USB2.0/Audio
-CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply & New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
-Seagate - Barracuda 500GB Internal Hard Drive for Desktops

This is all I was looking at... Are these components all I need?. Is there any other parts that'd be better for there price? (I don't want to exceed $600 in costs) thanks a lot, and info would greatly help me.

-From a beginner
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  1. You forgot the most important, Processor :)
  2. Best answer
    I'm thinking a CPU would be a nice addition to your parts list
    This video (although the parts are outdated) is quite good on how to assemble your computer
  3. Here is something for your budget

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $592.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-15 16:05 EST-0500)
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