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

Processor:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.4 ghz

Memory: OCZ Platinum OCZ3P16004GK 4GB DDR3

GPU:Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB

Case:Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower Gamer Case

PSU:Antec Earthwatts 750W Power Supply ATX12V

Extra Fan:Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan

HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB SATA2


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 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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