I've recently decided to attempt to build a computer, as my current computer is a little out of date. I've done some research about the different components but i've got a bit lost. I have set myself a budget of around $850, though i wouldn't mind spending a little more if necessary.
I'm guessing there must be loads of threads like this around, and i apologise if i've posted in the wrong place, but all tips and advice will be very much appreciated
My main goal is to build a computer which can run all my current games (WoW, CoD4, Left 4 Dead etc.) on the highest settings with no lag and also some of the newer games too. I don't know if this is possible with my current budget but im hoping you guys will be able to point me in the right direction.
While i live outside of the US and won't be able to order from newegg.com, i've been looking up the different components on there and have come across an AMD processor i think would suit me:
From the reviews i've read its a great processor, but will it work for gaming? I've read that intel is better for gaming but most of the well reviewed intel processors seem to be way out of my price range. Is this processor a good choice? Should i spend more and buy intel?
Most things i've read have said that the best thing to do after choosing a processor is to pick a compatible motherboard. I'm completely lost here, could anyone suggest a motherboard compatible with the above processor? Ideally i'd like to buy a motherboard which has good upgrade prospects and that will last me quite a while.
As far as RAM is concerned ive found this on Newegg:
Is DDR3 RAM better than DDR2? Whats the difference? Would this type of ram be compatible with the kind of motherboard that would work the processor? Any suggestions here would really help.
As i am planning to play games, i'm guessing a good graphics card will be in order. I was thinking of something like:
But once again i don't know if it will be compatible with the motherboard/RAM etc. Is this a good card? Should i go for something cheaper?
Those 3 parts (CPU/RAM/graphics card) come to around $525 on Newegg. I realise that my budget may not allow me to spend that much on just those 3 parts, but im pretty clueless on how much an appropriate case/powersupply/fans/harddrive etc will cost.
Well, thank you for reading this far! I realise there are alot of questions here, but any help would be greatly appreciated!