Hello all, I've decided that its time to get a more modern pc to start handling newer games that are coming out (specifically BF3). I'm looking at a desktop because it would be the most cost effective option. However, I am not sure what the best course of action would be because I have never built a pc before; I've replaced RAM and a few small bits but never a whole PC. So anyways, heres the components that I'm looking at thus far, please tell me what you think and offer any advice you see fit.
AMD Athlon II X4 645 Quad Core Processor
CPU Type: Desktop
Processor Interface: Socket AM3
Processor Class: Athlon II X4
Processor Speed: 3.10GHz
L2 Cache: 2 MB
Bus Speed: 2000MHz (4000 MT/s)
Additional Technologies: MMX, Enhanced 3DNow!, NX bit, AMD64, Cool'n'Quiet, AMD Virtualization
Unlocked Multiplier: No
Instruction Set: SSE
To be honest, thats about as far as I got and then got rather confused. Mainly I'm shooting for a moderate cost PC that would be up to playing new games coming out. Any suggestions for components?
ETA: I'm looking at about 4G RAM, I have a spare HD as well as keyboard, mouse, and monitor. I may also have a case.