So far I have this. This is going to be my first computer build, so I am new at this. This build is going to be for gaming (starcraft II), but will also be used to watch videos, excel, word, powerpoint, surf web, etc. I just need help picking out all the required parts, so if I am missing any part, please let me know.
There is a combo going on at fry's for the CPU + Motherboard for $180.
TOTAL SO FAR: ~$670 (after tax and MIR)
LEFT TO SPEND: ~$130
What else do I need besides a case? I am planning to pick up an Antec 900 for approximately 70$. Is a sound card/network card necessary? Sorry I am not that great with computers and not necessarily sure if I have everything I need, but once I get all the required parts I can ask a friend to help me build it. Most of these parts have been picked out for me, and sounds great so I decided to go with it. Can anyone recommend me any parts I am missing, and tell me what other parts do I need? And give me any feedback on this build, or let me know if you can get something for cheaper.
I think the onboard gfx are probably more powerful than the gfx card
I'd have to disagree on that. Even a 5550 should beat standard onboard graphics (this doesn't include any of the cool mobos with a proper graphics card in-built e.g. that Asus board with a 5770 on board - don't know what it's called)