Help On New System

Well since summer is coming, I am planning of building myself a new system, since my current one is dying on me. This is the second one I'm making, so I am a bit frail towards hardware experience.

The system use is hanging between editing, specially Photoshop, and playing Games. My budget ranges at around 1000 to 1500 dollars. I only need the system, the optional stuff arent necessary

I will probably Overclock my Processor whenever the time is right, if that can help.

I currently chose to buy those at the moment:

MB:ASUS P5Q Pro Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131377
130$

Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.4 ghz
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=22211&vpn=BX80562Q6600&manufacture=Intel
300$

Memory: OCZ Platinum OCZ3P16004GK 4GB DDR3
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=30371&vpn=OCZ3P16004GK&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology
80$

GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102813
220$

Case:Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=21123&vpn=NINE%20HUNDRED&manufacture=ANTEC
150$

PSU:Antec Earthwatts 750W Power Supply ATX12V
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=38107&vpn=EA750&manufacture=Antec
140$

Extra Fan:Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=27129&vpn=NF-P12-1300&manufacture=Noctua
20$

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA2
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=39193&vpn=WD3200AAJS&manufacture=Western%20Digital
65$

Total:~1100$


1.Any advice on what I should change in my build?

2.Is a Quad Core too much for what I need(editing and gaming)?

3.I'm not so comfortable using an ATI Graphic Card, I always had some misadventure with them. Is the 4850 X2 reliable on running graphics?

4. Is the cooling enough in the system? And is a 750W PSU more than necessary.

I appreciate for the help.
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  1. DDR3 memory doesn't work in a P5Q Pro. You need DDR2 memory. Buy good DDR2 800 MHz like G.Skill PI Black http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=33651&vpn=F2-6400CL4D-4GBPI-B&manufacture=G.Skill and you'll be fine. Much less problems than overclocked 1066 MHz or faster modules.

    You don't need a 750W PSU. A 550W-600W quality PSU is more than enough.
  2. Thanks for reply and pointing this out, just noticed I forgot changing the memory up ^_^'
  3. I was also wondering if AMD would be a better choice of building instead of sticking to the 775 Socket (Since it's production has been discontinued if i'm right)

    Your help is greatly appreciated!
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