This is my first computer build and I am happy at the moment about it. Now this build took a while to build since I bought parts over a 2 month period. I did a lot of research and found that people suggested to buy all the parts at once to make sure there are no DOA parts. (dead on arrival for those who don't know)
If your wondering how I got some a parts for a lot cheaper is because I shopped around a lot!!!!!! First off I shopped during the black friday and cyber monday time and this is definitely the time you want to shop for computer parts, they are by far the cheapest during this time, unless you know some secret deal spot to shop.
I bought both the CPU and Motherboard from Micro Center in Chicago. The majority of the other parts I got on newegg except for the Video Card which I got from NCIXUS. I also looked on tiger direct, but it wasn't the best deal. Some of the things I listed are a bit overpriced, but that was because they had mail in rebates, which is the reason I bought them. Most of all the newegg stuff were mail in rebates.
The two things that I bought from amazon were the Corsair 430W and Windows 7.
I had a few mistakes and errors on my part when building the computer that forced me to buy from amazon because of the two-day shipping.
Overall I think I did a pretty good job on my first build, total price doesn't include tax, so with tax probably 540-570. If you want to know the rebates I should be getting its a total of $30 $5 Hyper TX3 $5 LED Fans (forgot to put it on it was only like $7 total) $20 GTX 750 TI Should have gotten $20 Case, but I was dumb and threw out box so no UPC.
Will update with pictures and CPU stats on a later time.