$700 First Time Gaming Rig

I have always gamed on consoles, but now I am looking into PC gaming, so I am planning to buy a computer and I want to learn how to build a PC, so I don't want a pre-built computer. My budget is about $700 and I already have a keyboard and mouse. I am looking to be able to play games such as BF3 and Dead Space on medium-high graphics.

Thanks so much
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  1. Start with looking at this toms build,3708.html

    You will need to add $100 for a os.

    For a balanced gamer, budget 2x the cpu cost for the graphics card.
  2. Best answer
    This should do it:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($192.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $699.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 19:07 EST-0500)
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