Hi. As my title attests, I have never built a computer before, although my father will be helping me with this build. I have a budget around $2000 (not including monitor) so if you guys see my prospective build and can suggest some changes, then please keep within this budget. Thank you guys in advance for your time and effort
As for a monitor, I am looking for a 1920x1200 monitor for around $300.
This computer will be used for gaming, and I am also planning to overclock the CPU.
I am complete noob at all of this so please, any tips or comprehensive guides on overclocking, assembling computers, etc. would be much appreciated.
I think you are going way overboard on your mobo. I don't see a reason why you would spend that much being new at building/overclocking. I would however get a WD-640gb hard drive for its better speed. If you need more space just buy another one or get the 1tb. Just my 2 cents