Hello everyone I am tiring to build a decent gaming computer for my son for graduating college. Problem is that I don't know jack about computer hardware and the people i ask say go buy retail, which is pretty pricey. So a friend of mine suggested that i build form ground up. So if you guys could help me fulfill my promise I made to my son I would really appreciate it. If you could send me links to parts or a shopping list kind of thing that will all come together to make such a machine. I am sure I could find someone to put it all together once I have all the parts. My son only has these simple requests, that it is black case and has green lights and can handle playing crysis and supreme commander at a good frame rate with room for upgrades. I am also willing to send some money through paypal for some assistance in this matter. So to anyone reading this please be my savior and help me build this machine.
I put this together on the AMD socket AM3 platform. It will be fully upgradeable if needed with a faster CPU, memory and graphics card. It should play his games like Crysis ans Supreme Commander at very good frame rates.
As for assembling the computer, it's really not that hard and there are many good building tutorials available on the 'net. There are plenty of us here to help you, or you could have your friend help you.