I’m currently pooling about two years worth of saving into a machine that’s actually meant to play games at least a bit better than half-assedly. The problem being, I have no fucking idea of what I’m doing.
I know the basics: CPU, motherboard, memory, video card, HD, a power supply that can actually handle all that shit, cooling and, the fun part, making sure all the stuff actually can work together.
My uncle is helping me, but so as not to bother him too much I’d like to do sufficient research on my own. Internet tutorials and the like are helping, but I keep coming up with questions that I’m not sure of how to answer, particularly on the last point. So I decided to harass you guys. I’m going at it slowly, so I’ll probably keep bringing up stuff as it comes up:
As far as I can tell, the motherboard manual says it supports Intel Core Quad, but I don’t know if there’s anything else to take into consideration. Likewise, the manual shows that the motherboard has a single PCI Express X16, one Express X4 and 2 PCI slots, but the card mentions PCI Express X16 2.0 and I’m not sure how to tell if the board’s slots are 2.0 or not or what the hell 2.0 is to begin with.