Building my first system

I want to have a decent gaming system -- here are my thoughts to date -- any suggestions or other ideas would be appreciated.

Cosair 6 gb pc6400 ddr2 - $150
Radeon HD5850 - $300
Corsair TX750Watt - $100
CPU Cooler - Ultra ChillTEC - $120
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 - 2.66Ghz Socket 775 1333Mhz - $190
Asus P5Q Turbo Intel P45 - Sockett 775 - $110
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6402AAEX 640GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Case - any suggestions on a case?
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  1. Go for a am3 build. Socket 775 will die in ~1 year, and am3 is still the latest amd board.
    Get some triple-core amd cpu and 4gb ddr3 ram.
    tri-core AMD's give much more cpu power for the cash.
    You wont need that 4th core however.
    4Gb ram is also enough. Just get 4gb ddr3-1600.
    Dont spend that much on a cpu cooler, seriously!
    Get a Corsair HX50 for ~$50. Dont spend more on a cpu cooler!
    That gpu and psu are really smart choises, gj :D
    Don't get that 6gb/s hdd right now. They are waay overrated. Just get a F3 samsung spinpoint, they are way more cost efficient.
  2. I am just not familiar with AMD stuff -- I wouldn't have a clue about the best motherboards, processors and video cards. Can you make suggestions?
  3. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: building within the next month

    BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1200

    SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, movies, surfing

    PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers

    PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or TigerDirect


    PARTS PREFERENCES: I am familiar with Intel but am open to AMD



    ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like it somewhat quiet, I don't have a clue on cases or AMD, would appreciate recommendations on cases and if you are referring to AMD, can you give me an idea of it compares to Intel so I have a basis of understanding.

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