Any potential for bottlenecking?

Built this desktop for a friend, probably going to end up making my own in the future like this one. Any threat of a bottleneck?

CAS:* Azza Hurrican 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case with 4 Hot Swappable HDD Cage &
(4) 230MM Fans

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

CS_FAN:Default case fans

FAN:XtremeGear Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling
Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Enermax Enlobal Silent High
Performance 120MM Fan [+15])

HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

KEYBOARD:Razer Arctosa Black USB Gaming Keyboard

MEMORY:12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Kingston HyperX)

MONITOR:* 22" Widescreen 1680x1050 Asus VW224U LCD Display (Black Color) [+175]

MOTHERBOARD:(3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD45 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX
Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III,
RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

MULTIVIEW:Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

POWERSUPPLY:800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready

RUSH:5% Instant Rebate for Non-Rush Delivery Order over $999 - Ships within 3
Weeks - Must Enter Coupon Code "NORUSH" during checkout



SPEAKERS:Logitech S120 2.0 Stereo Speaker Set [+19] (Black Color)

USB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

VIDEO:AMD Radeon HD 6850 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card (Major Brand Powered by

WNC:PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card [+19]
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  1. Nope. No obvious bottlenecks, but questioning the need for 12GB of memory though...
  2. He's very big on Photoshop, so he wanted to have a lot of RAM to run it with. This is a graduation present for him-I got him the most RAM I could within the amount of money his parents allowed him to use.
  3. The 6850 isnt going to be bottlenecked by an i7 960, even two of them in CF will be just fine. A few things i would change though.

    Xtreme Gear PSUs are utter crap, get them to put something like the Corsair 650TX or a 650W unit from XFX in there if you want to CF down the line or a good 550W unit from Antec, Seasonic, or Corsair if you only plan on doing one 6850, a 700W unit from Xtreme Gear is rated for about the same amount of power as a decent 500W unit is and they charge you much more.

    Grab the monitor from newegg for less including shipping, it also has a $20 MIR on it
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