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Trying to build a computer for the first time

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Bending
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Looking to spend no more than 1000, hoping for less though. I have never built a computer and have been running on a dell laptop for the past 5 years.
What I have planned right now is a computer that can run games fairly well, as well as be used for multitasking.
Here are what I have planned currently:
Intel Core I5-2500K Quad Core 3.3Ghz
Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3
Corsair Vengence 8gb (2x4gb) 1600
Radeon 6870 HD 1GB
Samsung 64bit SD 830 Sata III (Boot Drive)
Thinking about getting another internal hard drive, probably 320 or 500, not sure if I should considering I have an external 1tb already
600W Corsair Builder Series
Still need a case to fit it all.
Also need to know about the compatibility of the parts.

Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Welcome to HTG,
If you can post links to the items you want it will be easier for us to see what your looking at and advise you better on what to get :)

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Your processor, Sandy Bridge, is a little old. Intel just released their Ivy Bridge not too long ago.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Try this processor instead. It's Ivy Bridge, a little cheaper, and performs almost the same :)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6819116505

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Bending
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Would a newer processor be more reliable and more compatible with what I want?

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Newer hardware is ALWAYS more reliable. It will suit you better for what you want.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Have to change the MB to Z77 also for Ivy Bridge Chipset.

Best start over.

Rick P.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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@Rick,
Where was that at? I must have overlooked it.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Bending's First Post.

Asus P8Z68-V

Z68 is Sandy Bridge chipset.

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hArLtRoN
hArLtRoN
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Oh I did read over that.

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