I'm new to building a computer but I want to try building one because its about a hundred dollar cheaper. And I will be upgrading from my Sager Laptop which runs 9800gt m which is a beast in its time (2008?) .
Anyway this is my chosen parts for $700 budget. (amazon or tigerdirect) depends which one is cheaper.
mobo: ASUS M5A99X Evo cpu: AMD FX 6100 gpu: GTX 560 SC 1 gb memory: (2x4 gb) Patriot Memory Viper Xtreme Series DDR3 1600 mhz hdd: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch psu: A-Power AK 800W 20+4-pin ATX PSU w/SATA & PCIe (Black) case: Thermaltake V4 Black Edition case fans: 2 Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling optical drive:Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
That's it. I can't afford to buy liquid cooling, I think I don't need it anyway. And the SSD is too expensive for me so I'm not buying it yet.