MOBO: Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 ATX AMD
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 BE Deneb 3.4GHz
GPU: EVGA 768-P3-1362-AR GeForce GTX 460 760MB
RAM:GSKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (is there any advantage to 1600 for general use? I don't care about benchmarks if I can't see a difference in every day gaming)
HDD: WD Caviar Black 640GB
DVD:ASUS DRW This DVD drive and my HDD are OEM, so I think I have to get cables for them - cables like these?
Also, from reading the reviews, it seems the included heatsink with the Phenom is awful, so I guess I need to purchase another one. Do I need something expensive, or will this cheapo Cooler Master work fine? It's gotten good reviews and appears to come with thermal grease pre-applied. If I ever overclock, it will be moderately, so I don't need heavy duty cooling.
And lastly, my case has spaces for a few extra 120mm fans. I was going to go ahead and purchase two of these. Thoughts? Do I even need more than the two fans the case comes with?
Final cost for this build is around $850. A bit over my price ceiling of $800, but I'd rather suck up the extra cost than go through and make menial downgrades to save a few bucks with each component (i.e. X4 955 instead of 965).
Mainly I need to make sure I'm not MISSING anything, and that everything will work fine together. And that the heatsink is sufficient to keep my CPU from frying. ANY INPUT IS APPRECIATED!