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Is this build compatable and won't be bottlenecked?

I just matched these pieces together and I was wondering if they would all work together, I won't need an optical drive.
Corsair tx650m
http://www.frys.com/product/6708355?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

ASUS P8P67 EVO B3
http://www.frys.com/product/6559983?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Intel core i3 2120
http://www.frys.com/product/6540053

ASUS GTX560 1GB OC
www.frys.com/product/6640004?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

PATRIOT DDR3 8GB 1333MHz DUAL G2 Series Memory
http://www.frys.com/product/6719085?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Seagate Barracuda 500GB
http://www.frys.com/product/6629874;jsessionid=Yy8SbEsCPW53i8Z3G0LWmQ__.node2?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Oh, and does anyone know where I could get a copy of Windows XP by chance?
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  1. Why XP? You won't have DX11. Pay $100 for an OEM license or get a copy from eBay. The 560 isn't as good as the 6870 for the same price.
  2. Well my school has a win7 upgrade for $10 so I was thinking that it'd be cheaper to go xp and just upgrade it
  3. Your school should also have big discounts on win7. Did you check into that?
  4. That is a win. If only I knew about the discount. :(
  5. why have a P67 motherboard? the only advantage with that is higher stable overclocks and not by much more than:
    Asus P8Z68-V $93.18
    or you can get really cheap with:
    MSI Z68A-GD65 $83.96
    $30.00 Rebate $53.96
    you can save a few more buck with
    Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520 PSU 520w $71.99
    that will run any overclocked cpu/gpu combination.
    i mean what you posted will work together but getting a P67 motherboard with an i3-2120 just doesn't make sense.

    and must you get the video card from fry's? they have a crap selection that are overpriced.
  6. @cranked yeah I checked it and they don't.
    @looniam I am looking to purchase from Fry's since its the closest store, I was thinking about buying the gpu from newegg, but everything else I would like to get from Fry's.
  7. So I just went to check out the GPU's at newegg and chose these two 6870's and am wondering which one would be better to go with, the Sapphire is quite a bit cheaper anything I should know about the Gigabyte to prove its superiority before I would settle on the Sapphire?

    Gigabyte
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125357

    Sapphire
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948
  8. if you want/need to save $30+ go for the sapphire. i can't find anything outstanding about the gigabyte.
  9. that would get you gaming; not the best but atleast you'll be able to play most any game decently.
  10. How would you place it on a ten point scale for a $700 parts plus os gaming rig?
  11. Best answer
    seeing that your buying from fry's . .8+ any rating higher would mean finding a once in a lifetime deal on a GPU.
  12. The GPU I am probably just going to order off of newegg but I'm not really not sure what I would be looking for that would be more powerful in case I see one for the same price :/
  13. to upgrade the GPU would take about $30 to $50 more and really you can't trim down anything to get that amount.

    you'll do fine enough with a 6870.
  14. Alright, thanks for all the help guys I'll post some pics when I get it built after the GPU comes in.
  15. Best answer selected by Underhill.
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