Jul 24, 2009
Hi. As my title attests, I have never built a computer before, although my father will be helping me with this build. I have a budget around $2000 (not including monitor) so if you guys see my prospective build and can suggest some changes, then please keep within this budget. Thank you guys in advance for your time and effort

From Newegg,
Windows Home Premium with Windows 7 coupon 109.99
HAF 932 149.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119160
Corsair 1000HX 239.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139007
Corsair RAM 159 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145224
EVGA Classified 409.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813188048

From microcenter
Noctua Nh-u12p 69.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0303345
BFG GTX 275 x2 399.98 http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0309737
Samsung DVD drive 29.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0305746
Western Digital 1 TB drive 109.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0292091
Intel Core i7 199.99 http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0302727

As for a monitor, I am looking for a 1920x1200 monitor for around $300.
This computer will be used for gaming, and I am also planning to overclock the CPU.
I am complete noob at all of this so please, any tips or comprehensive guides on overclocking, assembling computers, etc. would be much appreciated.

Thanks again.


Jun 30, 2009
I think you are going way overboard on your mobo. I don't see a reason why you would spend that much being new at building/overclocking. I would however get a WD-640gb hard drive for its better speed. If you need more space just buy another one or get the 1tb. Just my 2 cents