Can someone tell me what I need thanks

Hello to all and thanks for looking at my question , I would like to know what I need to buy for a home built computer . I was looking at alien ware but with all that I have read it will be better and cheaper to build it my self . I would like to gear it for extreme gaming and modding for my son . Is this something that me and my son can build or do I need to take the parts to someone ? Again thank you for any info that you can give me .
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  1. Tools: a screw driver

    Parts: Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Case, Hard Drive, DVD drive, Power Supply, keyboard & mouse, monitor, and a copy of Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium.

    Other: An afternoon to spare (no need to have someone build it for you. It's not hard and if you have questions, you can come here :D )
  2. There's also some fantastic guides to building a PC online with detailed photos and everything. Find one that matches your skill level and off you go. That's how I built my first one.

    It's both a lot easier and a whole lot more satisfying than you'd think. There's few better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in your underwear (not because of the danger of static but just because building a PC in your underwear is 62.73% of the fun)

    Oh and I'd recommend newegg.com for a good chunk of the parts. The reviews as a whole are pretty useful.
  3. xander25 said:
    There's also some fantastic guides to building a PC online with detailed photos and everything. Find one that matches your skill level and off you go. That's how I built my first one.

    It's both a lot easier and a whole lot more satisfying than you'd think. There's few better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon in your underwear (not because of the danger of static but just because building a PC in your underwear is 62.73% of the fun)

    Oh and I'd recommend newegg.com for a good chunk of the parts. The reviews as a whole are pretty useful.

    Thank you so much and can you tell me the names of the guides online or some good parts that will work for a great gaming computer thanks again
  4. http://www.daileyint.com/build/index.htm is a pretty decent guide.

    So far as selecting parts, it all depends on what you want to spend.

    A good gaming PC can go anywhere from maybe $400 (or less, I'd bet) to many thousands of dollars and everywhere in between. The system that I'm currently building is pretty high-end at $2,000 just for the tower and everything inside with $500 of that alone going to the Graphics Card.

    http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/ seems to offer a decent guide to selecting parts. You can also look at some of the posts on this forum from people looking to build a gaming pc under $X. They're full of suggestions.
  5. xander25 said:
    http://www.daileyint.com/build/index.htm is a pretty decent guide.

    So far as selecting parts, it all depends on what you want to spend.

    A good gaming PC can go anywhere from maybe $400 (or less, I'd bet) to many thousands of dollars and everywhere in between. The system that I'm currently building is pretty high-end at $2,000 just for the tower and everything inside with $500 of that alone going to the Graphics Card.

    http://www.build-gaming-computers.com/ seems to offer a decent guide to selecting parts. You can also look at some of the posts on this forum from people looking to build a gaming pc under $X. They're full of suggestions.

    Thank you so much , I am having fun just talking to all of you and I cant wait to get started lol.
  6. Those guides look old these are better:
    How to build: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-guide-building
    Choose parts: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269162-31-recommended-builds-usage

    and once you have an idea of what you want to get and when fill this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice and make a new question thread asking to finalize build to get current deals and parts.
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