First time build, want to learn how its done.

Approximate Purchase Date: next month or so

Budget Range: 200-300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: surfing internet, watching movies, word processing

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Am not sure of any yet, open to suggestions (has to be cost wise to australia)

Country of Origin: australia

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1024x768


I'm new to building computers, I've read a couple of tutorials on how to do it, but am still pretty confused on how to select compatible parts and put it all together. i also need to find a website to buy parts from, that will be cost friendly to ship to Australia. i'm not looking to build anything fancy, just something that will show me the basics of how to build a computer.

any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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  1. Hmm thks to one of our forumites we have a decent DIY Video Blog
    I Built My Own Computer And Saved Hundreds Of Dollars
    http://www.bikebeerbbq.com/i-built-my-own-computer-and-saved-hundreds-of-dollars/
  2. Also:

    Step by step directions:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building

    The following thread is primarily for troubleshooting boot problems, but the first part contains a checklist that should catch most of the noobish mistakes:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
  3. start with either a MB or a CPU.... keeping in mind when picking your MB, you have room to grow, SLI, RAM slots, etc.


    im going to be straight..... with that price range, its kinda hard to build a Pc.....BUT it can be done! i think?....500 would be a little more better.....
  4. if you need help with shipping because of companies are not willing to ship, let me know... i usally shipp over seaS..... so i could help.
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