First time builder needs feedback

Hello Netizens! im planning to build a semi-budget pc but im new to this so i would really appreciate your thoughts about my configuration :)

so heres some info :

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS - Doesnt matter

MB - M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631

CPU - AMD PHENOM II X4 955 BLACK EDITION
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

Video - ATI Radeon HD5770 GDDR5 SDR 1024MB/256bit
(planning to add a second one at some point)

HDD - 2x WD CAVIAR BLACK 640GB in raid 0

PSU - ANTEC PSU 750W 12CM ATX 80+ EPS CBL.M BL
(some spare watts for the future upgrading/oc )

Memory - DDR3-1333 4GB in dual channel..not sure which brand to use (??)

Case - ?? i have no idea what case to buy im lost on this one ( i dont fancy those flashy "kool gamerz rig" looks, would prefer simple and functional one )

Usage : im planning to use it for quite a while (3-5 years) ; primarily for games, music production/recording and general stuff like web surfing, watching movies, music ;
im not a very hardcore gamer ( i am in regards with starcraft:broodwar but i dont think it matters :D ) but i really wanna try out gta4 and maybe some other demanding games. it wont be an issue if i couldnt run my games at best resolution and settings, im more of a gameplay quality over cool graphics kind of guy. :)

thinking to oc it a bit later on ( prolly when cpu/ram warranty expires )

parts not needed : keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, audio card

going to run it with win7 64bit @ 1280x1024 res (maybe a bit bigger res)

price range is quite irrelevant here as prices in my country differs quite a bit, but i think this configuration would cost around 800USD so i would like to try to stick to this price.

looking forward for any sort of input from you guys ! cheers
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  1. This Gigabyte has same specs but is $25 cheaper after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128416

    5770 and Phenom II x4 combo here: $289.99 after MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.365667

    HD
    Go with 500 GB spinpoint F3 or 7200.12 or 1TB Spinpoint F3 instead. Much better performance for a lower price.

    RAM
    This G Skill Kit has great timings, low voltage and a decent price, $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231321&cm_re=g_skill_eco-_-20-231-321-_-Product

    Case
    Probably best bet is an Antec 300 Illusion $70
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&Tpk=antec%20300%20illusion
  2. thanks, banthracis! case and hdd advices are interesting, definetly will do more research on spinpoint and seagate! but as im from lithuania special deals doesnt concern me, hehe ;] and asus mb is actually cheaper than gigabyte at my place, but i appreciate your help! oh and btw, g skill runs at 1600mhz, will it operate with this configuration? this mobo doesnt seem to support it..
  3. Yes the MOBO will support it. However, you'll need to go into the BIOS and manually set the RAM speed to 1600. Think it defaults to 1333.
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