Re: 1st time building a computer need help with finding parts
Spend a little bit more and go for the Intel Core i5-750. You'll get quad core and 8MB cache, for the extra you pay it's worth it.
Team it with a Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 and some nice 4GB 1,600MHz DDR3 RAM to start you off.
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8