I'm building a $400-450 computer (without Keyboard, mouse, optical drive or monitor) for everyday use. No gaming, some photo editing and casual music listening. I only plan to recycle my CD drive and possibly my video card (VisionTek 9250 128MB PCI). Please review!! I chose the AMD processor because I felt it was a better bang for my buck compared to Intel. If anyone can comment on that, too...that'd be great.
Nice budget build! The mobo is a very good selection and I'd just run with the onboard GPU, it's much better than the 9250 that you have. The Case/PSU combo is a great and should last you for quite some time, assuming you don't add too much to it, but with 27A on the 12v rails you should be fine (even with a mild GPU added!).
I'd consider a different RAM. The Muskin DDR2 800mHz RAM is faster and also runs at a lower voltage (which means a cooler running RAM).
$70 - $20 MIR = $50!!! Only $7 more than your selection. mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
OEM is standard HD. The cables that are needed for the HD come with your mobo, so check the list on the mobo, but they should have at least 2 SATA cables with the mobo. In fact you get 2 VERY NICE locking SATA cables with that mobo, I know this since I just worked on a Gigabyte mobo that came with those exact cables!!
Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, ASRock have been very good boards for several different reason on AMD systems. I like the Gigabyte SATA cables, because they have a nifty locking tab on them, alot of the other ones just slide on and dont' have any way to lock the plug.