Building computers may seem to be overwhelming at first but once you understand how to match things up everything becomes much clearer.
Everything has a spec. Read the specs! They are a piece of the puzzle that really tells you what they are and what they are compatible with.If you don't understand a spec do a google search for it.
Lets start with caseshttp://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129054
This case is compatible with only Micro ATX /Mini ITX sized motherboards.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163117
This case is compatible with only ATX, Micro ATX sized motherboards.
Form Factor= size of board.
Choosing the case determines the size motherboard you could fit in it and also how much hardware you could fit in it. Read the specs to find out.
I will go with the atx sized board so I will choose the silverstone.
Time to choose the processor.http://www.sharkyextreme.com/guides/...705_3889641__2
Lets say I wanted this processor how would I make this work. It is in the specs!
Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz/1333 LGA775
What does this mean?
Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz (Type of processor and speed)
1333 (front bus speed of motherboard needed).
LGA775 (The socket that the cpu fits in).
Lets say I want this cpu.
I would look for a ATX sized motherboard that is a LGA775 socketed with a front bus speed of 1333.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128433
As an example I found this board that supports all of the specs of the processor and the size board.
If you look into the specs you will see it supports FSB 1600/1333/1066/800 ( This board supports 4 different bus speeds for chips that are also LGA775 socketed)
Memory Standard DDR3 2200 (OC)/1333/1066/800
Could you guess what type of memory?
Just match the memory to the bus speed of the processor. In this case it would be DDR3 1333.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-143-_-Product
Like I said read the specs! If you don't know what something means look it up! Reading the motherboard specs will tell you what could be connected to it. How many slots what the slots are and so on.
Every piece of hardware has specs.
How hard is it you say? It all depends if you are willing to learn a few new words.