My birthday's coming up and I've decided to stop fighting with my 2009/10 abacus of a laptop and build a gaming computer. When I can't even play Gone Home because the framerate is too bad, something needs to change. The thing is, I've never built a PC before, so I don't know that much about it (like the difference between video cards other than bigger numbers are better and more expensive). I found pcpartpicker.com, and it seems to work really well, but I would still like some help.
I'd like for the price to be low, but seeing how I've been using the same laptop for five years, I'm also looking for longevity.
Any comments or recommendations would be appreciated.