Building a Gaming PC
So here's what I want to know: EVERYTHING
I am a noob at everything involving PC hardware. So I went on NewEgg, and my first question is, why would I buy
Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processorfor over $200, when I could get
AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Socket AM3 Quad-Core Desktop Processor - OEMfor $70?
The BF3 recommended specs says any Quad Core processor, well that AMD is supposedly Quad Core, what on Earth am I missing? From my relatively little hardware experience I know that 4x3.1GHz isn't too shabby either considering my MBP has 2x2.6GHz.
But that of course is just the tip of the iceberg, how will I put this beast together? What kind of cooling do I need? Do i need special tools? Should I try and save power by getting a lower wattage PSU or should I play it safe with a super high wattage? Are there any DON'Ts (or DOs) that I particularly need to know?
Please, educate me, I'll read any articles you have for me, and happily take any advice you have. Thank You.