hello everybody i am new to this and the whole computer world, i will be making my own custom build, basiclly for surfing the web and watching youtube videos, maybe a game or two not major gaming but some of it, like left for dead and what not lol
please click on the link and find out if there's a microcenter you can reasonably get to. They have cpu/mobo combo deals that, when combined with their lower cpu prices, will asve you $50-80 over anywhere else.
Microcenter doesn't offer a combo deal with the i3's, you'd have to buy a 3570k to get the combo deal, and that's WAY out of your budget. $130 for an fx4100 + good mobo is better bang for you buck than you'll get anywhere else.
If you can't get to microcenter, you're looking at a Pentium G620 (~$65) to G850 (~$88) for your build. that's just the price of the CPU. A decent mobo will run at least $60 on top of that *if* it's a micro ATX. The 4100 outdoes both of them at it's stock speed, and is cheaper than either if you can get to microcenter. NTM, the FX series is unlocked and the 4100 overclocks very well. The Asrock mobo above is also full ATX.
I don't know how much it'll cost you to get there w/o a car, you'll have to calculate that for yourself, then decide if it's worth it.