Just to preface this,
This is the first time that I am building a computer and I am almost completely new to the topic of what parts and what systems would be good to have on a computer, as well as what the optimal prices would be in order to get a very functional computer. Any extra help would be greatly appreciated, and I'm sorry if any of the instructions are at all vague, it's just that I am very new and don't know things like what websites I want the parts from.
Approximate Purchase Date: Within this upcoming month
Budget Range: around $700
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW and others like the new Diablo), school work (documents and powerpoints, etc.), internet surfing
All parts are required (But not the mouse or the keyboard if the price is too great)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None (Whatever is the most logical/reasonable/best)
Country of Origin: Does not matter (Once again, whatever is best)
Parts Preferences: No preference, I have open ears to all suggestions
Overclocking: Maybe (As long as the computer is fast enough and meets the recommended requirements for games like Call of Duty and Portal 2 which is coming out soon that it is not necessary)
SLI or Crossfire: I barely understand what this is and will be doing some looking up terms later to figure this one out, but as long as the computer meets all the requirements I am good
Monitor Resolution: Not especially important, but I suppose something closer to 1024x768 that larger
Sound card are not needed unless you are a Audition user(CS5.5 Audition) or sound/music editor... Speaker is my choice because i dont want to have headphone on top of my head 24/7 unless it's super comfortable and have 7.1 for my opinion lol...