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First time building my own PC, need help

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November 21, 2013 3:08:21 PM

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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November 21, 2013 3:12:23 PM

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)
November 21, 2013 3:14:20 PM

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.