I've never build a PC before and i'm not to familiar with PC components either. How can i tell if i'm picking up a good motherboard, ram, CPU, graphics card, case etc? Do i go by the model number, reviews, GHz, or brand? I'm just lost here. I would like to learn enough about computers to a point where i can pick out my own build instead of having people recommend one to me.
Example: Lets just say i'm choosing between two CPU's and one of them is a Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor and the other one is a AMD Athlon X4 AD750KWOHJBOX 100W 3.4Ghz Processor. Which one would be the better one and how would i be able to tell? This also applies to other PC parts.
Also could you give me a build? I would prefer a PC where i could just keep upgrading it.
Budget. How much are you willing to spend?
Where do you live (what country), and what currency do you use?
I live in the United States. I use dollars
is there a retailer you prefer?
No as long as it's good.
Do you need or already have peripherals? (this can add to costs)
I need peripherals.
What will you be using your future computer for? Gaming? Rendering? Mix of both? Or is this a home media PC?
Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking?
Do you plan on going for custom watercooling now, or in the future?
OS. Do you need a new one?
If this stands for Operating System then yeah i'll have to buy one.
If you Game-
What kind of settings do you like or what FPS do you want to play at?
People say a game should at least be 30-60 FPS so i guess anything between that or above it.
What resolution will you be playing at? //or would like to play at.
I heard this is decided by your graphic card so i guess i would like to max out my resolution.
What kind of games do you like to play?
MMORPG's, FPS's, RPG's
What specific game will you be playing (if you only really play one)
I don't really have a specific game. I'm mainly going to be playing games that fall into the above category. I'm not limited to those though and would like something that can play several other genres of games.