Originally Posted by TF2-Fanatic
I don't really know how to go about building my own PC. I'd love to build my own, I just lack the knowledge. If their is some kind of website that tells you how...please disregard this message for I am probably googling it right now. If not any tips or just a plain out lesson would be helpful.
Google it. Better yet, YouTube it. You'll find plenty of videos that show you step by step how to install and manage a custom built rig.
For those games I recommend a GTX 460. It's kinda old but it's still very powerful, very cheap today and capable of playing most games out right now and soon to come. As for a processor, any Phenom II processor will do well. AMD processors are a lot cheaper than Intel processors and their performance shows that, but they are still popular and very capable at gaming. They only lack in potency when it comes to high-end gaming.
You should try building yourself a practice rig on custom build shops like CyberPowerPC and IBuyPower so you can have an idea of what parts to buy from popular (and significantly cheaper) retailers like Newegg, Amazon and TigerDirect.