How do I know which drum set/drum parts to buy: Tips Please

So I've decided to buy a drum set after thinking & doing some research for about 5 months.
1.) I don't know anything about the different sizes or about drums or the parts except the basics like high hats, toms, kick & snare.
2.) I don't know what brands are best, what sizes or what accessories/ parts to buy.
3.) I am a beginner keep in mind but I don't want to keep buying new sets so I'd like something durable but of decent quality as well
I'm fine with spending a few hundred dollars but nothing more than $500 or $600 really. Any tips, advice or answers would be much appreciated! :(
Asked Feb 26, 2014

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