$800 Budget For New PC Build

I would like suggestions as to a new desktop build for a budget of around $800.

I will need the following.
MOBO
RAM
CPU
DVD-R
Case
Power Supply
Graphics Card
Hard Drive
Windows 7
(Basically a system build less keyboard, mouse, monitor etc.)

My primary use for the desktop at this point is encoding my DVD library with productivity secondary and gaming tertiary.

I am reasonably tech savvy but only generally do a build once every 5-6 years so I lose track of the whats what so to speak. I would prefer the machine to be reasonably future proof. Don't care if it runs Crysis 7 in full res in 6 years but want it to be a capable machine as it ages.

So what does the hive mind think. I am generally an Intel guy as I have had stability issues with AMD builds in the past. I also tend to like ASUS boards but am open to suggestions.
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  1. CPU: X4 955 $160
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 $85 after rebate
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    GPU: HD 4850 $107
    Case/PSU: Antec 300 Illusion and Neo Eco 520W $120
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $24
    HSF (only if overclocking): Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35
    OS: Windows 7 Home 64-bit OEM $105

    Total: $806. You're not getting an Intel build for $800 w/ an OS...
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