So I've been a console lover since I was a young teen, but I know that pc's top consoles anyday. So I'm gonna try and customize my own gaming pc, but the thing is I don't know anything about computers. So, what should I get, what parts of the computer should I upgrade and to what?
The first step you should do is pick the most intensive game you'd want to play and then compare your current system to the recommended specs for that game. You might just need a few more sticks of ram, or perhaps a new graphics card and a new power supply and some ram.
The second step is, read, read, and read some more.
Graphics Card (if you play games, which you do)
Hard Drive (I'd recommend getting an SSD, Solid State Drive for your operating system and a couple favorite games and using a regular hard drive for everything else.)
I just bought this computer a week ago and posted it in this article:
Build the machine (PC) in such a way that these online games can ‘run like a horse’. If you can configure it to support the recent ones e.g. The Chronicles of Spellborn then it should support almost any games available in the market today.
Start with the Processor and a compatible motherboard. A small online research (reviews and current price) should help you in making an informed decision on them. The more you invest on these two, the better your gaming PC will be...
Another equally important component for a gaming PC is the Graphics card. Remember to check its compatibility and performance with the motherboard and the processor you chose. You should be able to get this information from any of the online reviews.
Rest of the components are upto you as they don’t matter much. However, make sure to check on their compatibility and performance with rest of the component, through online reviews.
You may also check my lens on this topic.