Thanks for all the info. I've used a lot of the guides to get through my build and to help deal with a dead MSI motherboard and replacing it with a new Asus MOBO. I've successfully installed Windows 8 and what happened after that was that I entered an endless reboot ring. Whenever I did anything, after a bit of time, the entire system would restart.
I talked to Asus support and they said that it likely was a memory issues; my system is now running off of one RAM stick. I don't know what to do next to try and help fix the problem and get my system up and running... It has taken over a week and I am miserable. Thanks for the help.
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card
Case: Thermaltake VM30001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor
Other: VANTEC UGT-CR935 USB 3.0 Multi-Memory Internal Card reader
Let me know any thoughts you have and any other info you might need.