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I am currently picking out components to build my first PC. I am undecided on some of the components such as the graphics card, hard drive, optical drives, and power supply.

I am going to use this computer for gaming mostly, but I want it to do almost anything that it might be required to do with ease.

The CPU I have chosen is the Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor.
The MB I have chosen is the ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.
The RAM I have chosen isG.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model.
My spending limit is anywhere from $2000-$2500. That includes a sony HDTV for a monitor and an Alienware keyboard and mouse.

Any advice on the components especially the graphics card would be appreciated.

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Hi ATK47, :)

Consider using the Z68 Motherboards.

Info. http://www.bit-tech....l-z68-chipset/1

Some questions to ask yourself.

How many video cards will I be likely to install?
How many SATA connections do I need?
Do I need eSATA.? Useful if you decide to use an SSD for catching. http://www.hardwarez...ide/view/186104

Your board and some to compare. http://www.newegg.co...5E13-128-505-TS

Your PSU should be selected after everything else has been decided on.

Your RAM should be sourced from the Motherboard QVL list.

Have you looked into using 2 HDDs, 1 for the OS+games, 1 for programs+ storage+back ups?

What size HDTV are you considering? what are the inputs?

Edited by iammykyl, 17 July 2011 - 10:10 PM.

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I don't see an OS listed. You will need a 64-bit version. And note that OEM licenses are NOT transferable to new computers.
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