CPU: i5-3470 for $184.99 from Amazon
Motheboard: MSI Z77A-G41 for 59.99 MIR from Newegg
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 2x4GB for 24.99 from Newegg
SSD: Samsung 840 120GB for 98.99 from Amazon
HDD: old 320 GB drive for $0 from my bookcase
GPU: HIS 7850 2GB for 155.98 MIR from Newegg
Case: Rosewill Challenger for 39.99 MIR from Newegg
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 400W for 49.99 MIR from Newegg
Optical: Samsung DVD burner for 15.99 from Newegg
OS: Windows 8 64-bit for $80 from Amazon
Total: ~$705 (would prefer to stay in this price range)
Any comments are appreciated as I have only install video cards, RAM, and Harddrives in the past.
I would question the 400w power supply. AMD recommends a 500w psu for a reference 7850 (check the sys req on the AMD 7850 page). So you might want to verify what the third party (HIS) recommends.
The Samsung 840 SSD for a few reasons. The non "Pro" version is a little slower performance-wise for that price point in certain aspects. There is some disagreement over the longevity of the drive due to the use of TLC (or 3bit MLC), which may or may not be a valid issue. And the 840 series seems to be priced a little higher as they just came out. As someone else said I would probably go with the 830 if you want to stay around that price point.
You really couldn't go wrong with either of those PSUs. Seasonic makes a lot of Corsair's PSUs. However, I think the CX series is made by CWT, which still makes good PSUs. Personally, I'd probably go with the Seasonic, for the 80 Plus Gold rating and the fact they specified 105 degree caps (normally if they leave that out, it means they went with the cheap caps). But depending on your budget, the $10 saved, after rebates, may be the deciding factor.
Its a little bit more expensive, but it has a 3570k instead of a 3470. If anyone has any thoughts I would appreciate it. I would use the intel cooler until I decided it was time to possibly overclock, then I would buy an aftermarket one.
ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX
Gskill Ripjaw X 8 GB
Samsung 840 120 GB
Diamond 7850 2GB
NZXT Gamma Classic
OCZ Fatality 550W 80 Plus
~$800 after rebates. If something is wrong I can always go back to a 3470 instead of the 3570K.