I've never built a computer, I've never done anything of the sort. I don't even know what kind of video card/PCU I need for the things I want to do with the computer. (Play wow on ultra, 60 fps while recording 1920x1080.).
This isn't my final build, I just want to see if I have the general idea of how parts are compatible with eachother.
Now, I know I don't need a quad core for WoW, though I don't know why other than hearing that WoW isn't written for anything over dual core. I have a feeling that video card is overkill for WoW as well. But I do plan on playing Diablo III, and I'm assuming those won't be "overkill" for that once it comes out.
I'm REALLY lost on what I "need" for a power supply. What should I be looking at that determines what I need in a power supply.
For the SSD, I first looked up the size I wanted, looked for the highest ratings with a high number of ratings, and then chose a brand that I've heard of.
The mobo (I'm assuming that's short for motherboard.) I chose because I hear nothing but good things about Asus, the PCU socket is LGA 1155, and it has the ports that I want. I wanted more USB ports for various reasons, but the only other version was a micro-ATX, and I'm not sure what that means. I assume micro-ATX means it's smaller, and if it's smaller, I assume it's sacraficing something, whether it be durability, endurance, or performance. So I decided against it.
I hear RAM doesn't matter too much, but splitting the desired amount into 2 or 3 sticks will make it go faster, and keep the ram sticks cooler?
I chose the tower because of the fans, look, high ratings, and acceptable price.
I'd love to hear any comments and suggestions, because I feel like I have no clue what I'm doing. I don't know what makes one PCU better than another other than, "Hey, that one has a higher number, or more cores, therefore it must be "better."" And the same goes for video cards.
Thanks for looking.