First off, I've never built a computer before, but tired of Dell, etc. So, should I go for it? I do have a few friends I could go to if needed and have had experience in upgrades and general troubleshooting. Intrigued by the challenge too.
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: soon, but really whenever
BUDGET RANGE: 500 After Rebates (a little flexible)
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: @Home, office, surfing the internet, watching movies, photo editing
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers (Need new OS - win7)
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, but really anywhere else you suggest