Build my own, where to start?

I dont know if this is the right forum category or w.e being that I'm new to this ***.
I been thinking about building my own computer for games and what not, but i have no idea where to even start.
if anyone could offer suggestions that would be great
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  1. Start by presenting a budget quote..?? Also, list of games you prefer to play will help..
  2. First, you'll want to get a good idea of the system requirements of the games you're looking to play. Decide how much you want to spend on the system and look around for deals. Newegg has a lot of combo deals and random specials.

    A good guide to get you started:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/building-pc,511.html
    http://forums.gametrailers.com/thread/pc-building-guide-and-tips--20/1028607
  3. i dont really play like cod, fps, etc. on the pc.
    normally sandbox style games, like tropico for example and the sims3 haha.
    but i want the pc to have nice graphics and fast processor

    price range around 800-900
  4. Quote:
    i dont really play like cod, fps, etc. on the pc.
    normally sandbox style games, like tropico for example and the sims3 haha.
    but i want the pc to have nice graphics and fast processor

    price range around 800-900

    I would get an AMD CPU, an x4 955 if you want AMD and at least a 5500 series video card if you are going ATi, tell us more about what you are looking for, Intel or AMD? ATi or NVIDIA?
  5. 800-900 including monitor or not?
  6. 800-900 what?
  7. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Randomizer

    And now I suggest reading the guides linked in sticky at the top of this section: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288241-31-read-posting-buyer-guides-troubleshooting
  8. There are a lot of resources online with tutorials and even video on the subject of building a computer. It isn't hard, but does require some manual dexterity, passing ability with hand tools, attention to detail, and patience. Then it is very rewarding, maybe even addictive; I know I get itchy if I don't get to build a machine every now and then :-).
    The stickies randomizer mentioned will assist with parts selection, troubleshooting common problems, and other questions typical of new builds. One of them contains a template for asking for new build advice. The more research you've done, likely the more respect you will get as far as the tone of answers, and the more information you can provide, the more relevant those answers are likely to be.
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