As the title says I'm a newb to building pc's. My current laptop is about to crap out on me and I have about $500 to spend on a pc. I have peripherals, but I would need an OS.
I'd be ok with integrated graphics at the moment, but would like to add a graphics card when I have some extra cash. If necessary to make the system handle a graphics card later on I can go up to $600.
I would like to use the pc for school work and playing indie games, but would like to play borderlands, bioshock, and the telltale games. Any help would be appreciated.