Well Im building a new computer just like you. I bought some parts at frys electronics after looking at newegg. NOW I finally found the combo search function in newegg. USE IT. you can save $10-$30 on each pair of components you need. thats a good way to save. for example, buy you cpu+mobo combo (if you find one you like), hdd + ram, etc. in any order. OR if you see something you like, you can buy a complete DIY combo with all the parts you need.