I have not considered building a gaming pc. I have never seen the inside of a computer. If i were to build a gaming pc, besides bolting down the "guts", does everything plug into each other, such as motherboard, video card,
Slim chassis is important to me because i would like my gaming pc to fit in with my components. My needs at least right now, not knowing anything is simply to turn on and start playing after navigating windows with a wireless keyboard and mouse.
How does the computer know you are using a gamepad versus a mouse and keyboard?? I would like to play star wars the old republic, is that too old a game to be played with a gamepad??
Is there a website that shows a gaming pc build?? so i can get an idea of what is involved??
Thank-you so much for responding to me, as i am warming up to the idea of gaming on a pc, and not a console.
Basically everything plugs in to the only place where it fits. Nowadays there's a lot less ways to screw it up than a decade ago, and almost anything you can do wrong isn't permanent. There's a ton of guides out there on how to build a PC, perhaps someone can recommend a good starter one.
The PC just detects the gamepad. Steam (the primary service to get PC games) is crystal clear about which games support controllers, and there's even an xbox-like interface that you can navigate completely with the controller. I doubt old republic will work though, even recent bioware games don't support the xbox controller. They're kind of the odd man out though, 99% of console ports since 2008 or so have full xbox 360 controller support.