After making some adjustments thanks to the wonderful and helpful people here, this is my final list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($188.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $820.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 23:21 EST-0500)

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  1. Pull the trigger. It's go time :D
  2. Better looking ram

    Better looking ram that goes with your MB

    Just my opinion... I have a blue Asus MB with red ram and it looks crappy... Hoping that when I get some red LED strips to light the inside it will look better... the color theme for my build is red... MB is the only thing that is different...
  3. Pulled the trigger :D
    For McLubbin, yeah the ram won't look so good. But I won't be opening my case to see how good it looks inside a lot so it's fine
  4. Sweet. Let us know how it turned out. Just post or PM me if you have any concerns. :D
  5. Okay... I open mine up occasionally and plan on getting a windowed side panel soon with red leds/cathodes
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