So lately, I've been getting an itch to get into PC gaming more than I have. I have a Macbook pro that I got for school years ago, and when running Windows, I've been able to play most current gen games (because I studied architecture, I had to get one of the better ones to handle CAD, Rhino, and the like). E3 definitely spurred it on, and now I'm getting very tempted to just build my own PC.
The problem is, though, I don't know the first thing about building PC's. I've hacked Kinects and built things using arduino's so I'm by no means new to making things with tech, but when I began attempting to research this project, I ran into almost information overload.
My question to you guys, then is: what are some sites you know of that have good features/advice/guides on building your own PC? Anything you could suggest would be greatly appreciative. Ideally, I want to shoot more top of the line, in terms of parts, both so that I can play some kickass games and use it for work (I do A LOT of 3d modeling/rendering/photoshopping/etc).