$600-$700 budget, first time building a computer!
Hello everyone, I recently found these forums on my quest to build my first computer. I have had a laptop for a while, and was basically using it as a desktop, until it finally died. So I thought instead of buying another laptop to use as a desktop, why not get an actual desktop. Then another great idea came to mind, why not build it! So that's where I am, I've been doing a lot of research lately and have been looking all over.
I just got a $630 check for my old laptop from my warranty company, so I would like to keep the cost from somewhere around $600-$700. I'm just not exactly sure what kind of parts I should get. This computer will be used for Web Surfing, Light if any, gaming, writing papers, listening to music. It doesn't have to be absolutely AMAZING, but I would like to have a decent computer that will last a while. Any help from anyone is very much appreciated!