ive decided to build new pc but ive never tried before.
what procesor and motherboard should i buy ?
im going to use nvdia gtx 970/80.
It's not really "building" it's really more just... putting the right things in the slots where they fit.
If possible try go for a motherboard and processor sold as a bundle to save a lot of faff.
Don't get too caught up worrying about motherboard names and types.It doesn't particularly matter what you get as long as you only intend to run a single graphics card and it has a processor slot compatible with a reasonably decent i5 or i7.
As for processors, dont be tempted to buy the cheaper AMD processors- even if they list an impressive GHz speed. Go for an intel i5 or i7, they have a hyperthreading technology which basically makes them so much better. If you play a lot of strategy games like Civ and Total War I'd recommend an i7 for future proofing. With intel processors the first number in the name is usually its generation. They're currently on gen 6 but really a gen 3 i7 will still laugh at a gen 6 i5 so don't be put off by the tremendous prices- go for a cheaper generation because the differences are marginal.
Choose the best processor you can afford first, then look up what socket it needs- then buy a motherboard for that socket type.
For example, I'm still using a 3rd generation i7 3770k. The 3 means generation 3 and the k means its capable of overclocking but don't worry too much about that. 3770k's fit in LGA155 sockets.
Just google everything! You'l do fine!
Problem? Thats just what all my friends ended up getting.
Either that or OP gets overwhelmed in a sea of hardware names and gives up forever, proclaiming PCs as too complicated. All these numbers and shit are intimidating to noobs yo
The most important part is buying compatible parts. Make sure your processor is the same socket as what's on your motherboard.
Make sure your power supply can support the build and possibly be beefy enough to account for upgrades. Modular is also a blessing.
Read a bit about ESD and how to prevent it so you don't brick anything putting it together. Watch instructional videos specific to your parts if you're clueless.
Hell you can just get like a 960 now and be set for several fucking years, especially if you dont care about playing brand new shit unoptimized AAA games at 4k 120fps.
Just get a 960 now and then if you need the power you can get the 980Ti for a reduced price either this or next year because of new GPUs/technology coming out
Same for CPUs, i7 4790Ks are also pretty dang cheap now especially if you have a Micro Center near you
>hyperthreading technology which basically makes them so much better
Hyperthreading is a shitty marketing practice to make plebs think this overpriced 4 core cpu has 8 cores. What really makes Intel CPUs better is performance per watt and more computations per cycle. They are simply more efficient than current AMD processors. Now fuck off.