First time building my own PC, need help

I'd like to build my own desktop but i don't have any experience with doing so. I don't have much knowledge on what parts i exactly need. Black Friday is coming up and I figured now would be a good time to do it. I have a budget of about $700, where do i get started? Any recommended builds? where do I get the parts for cheap?
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($184.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($36.02 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $599.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 18:12 EST-0500)
  2. Well, to get parts online and configure a good system, I recommend you go to PcPartPicker. There it takes you step by step of what you need to put into a PC. And it adapts to what you've chosen so that parts are guaranteed to be compatible. A great build for your budget would be this one here:
    It has great power and will last quite a long time. You can also modify the parts list if you wish to get a feel for the website and maybe make it cheaper for you.
  3. I would check out , it's a site you can use to create and save builds and it finds the lowest prices for the parts you want. If you need some inspiration check out the build your own section here.,3617.html
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