i think we have scrared the little fella of, i guess he though he could come on here and BS his way into knowlege.
to the OP dont be afraid to ask questions, i'm sure we will be happy to help you, but my suggestion would be that you do some reading on some real boxs not magazines.
check these out, you will learn a lot.
buy these books, read them. afterwards you will have a much better understanding of how things work, how they go together, and how to spot a novice.