I'm Building My First Computer $700 budget Need Help With Parts

I'm building a gaming computer for myself for my 18th birthday this year. I have little to no experience building computers and would like to know what parts I need to purchase, this includes fans heatsinks, etc.

I plan on buying from New Egg. Basically what parts should I buy to have a kick-ass system for under $700. It'll primarily be used for gaming.

Also any tips and tricks on building computers would be much appreciated. I would also love links to good how-to videos.

Thanks, your help is much appreciated.
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  1. Does that include a monitor? If not, what is the model of the one you have?

    For guides, this is a pretty comprehensive one:

    For first time builders It may be smart to buy a anti-static wristband, but it not crucial. Just don't work on carpet, be careful, and google when you have a problem. Treat it like building legos and it should be an easy process.
  2. does not include monitor
  3. +1^
  4. thanks man.
    I'm planning on getting windows 7 home premium 64bit
    I don't have much experience with OC, but I have thought about experimenting with this computer.
  5. Then well have to drop the CPU down or maybe the GPU then, win 7 is $100, unless youre a student.
  6. Best answer
    at $700 and including Windows...

    Shopping Cart

    1 LG 22X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH22LS50 LightScribe Support - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827136168


    1 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD322GJ/U 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152244


    1 Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817371030
    Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811129042


    1 ASUS M4A785TD-M EVO AM3 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131406
    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768
    Item #: N82E16820226092


    1 ZOTAC ZT-40402-10P GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814500169
    Nvidia Free Just Cause 2 Coupon Free with purchase!
    Item #: N82E16800999242


    1 GIFT StarCraft2 - FREE Trial Version Game coupon
    Item #: N82E16800999244


    1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    AMD Athlon II X3 440 Rana 3.0GHz Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Desktop Processor ADX440WFGIBOX
    Item #: N82E16819103843

    Subtotal: $690.87

    Shipping: $15.51

    Grand Total: $706.38
  7. i wouldnt go for a rana 440 i would go for the 445
  8. yeah, but the 445 doesn't have any decent combos right now
  9. Best answer selected by unbiasedfanboy.
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