Building a new PC. Before I buy these components, any glaring errors?

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Hello, I'm building a new PC mainly for gaming with a budget of £800-£1000. This is what I'm thinking of buying;

Motherboard
GA-MA770T-UD3P
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-198-GI

Processor
Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.20GHz
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP-244-AM
I heard the stock fan is somewhat poor, what would be an acceptable upgrade?

GPU
Sapphire Radeon ATi 4890 1GB
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-195-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1403

RAM
2x2 GB ddr3.
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-154-CS

PSU
Corsair 650W Power Supply
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-008-CS

Case
SilverStone Fortress
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-055-SV

HDD
Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB SATA-II 32MB Cache
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-082-SA

As well as a few extra SATA cables.
I'm also cannibalising the HDDs and DVD drives/burner from my old PC and using its 24" monitor.
 
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Hm, okay i'll go for that motherboard instead.

I do eventually plan on overclocking the CPU, maybe to 4.0ghz, but I'll most likely need a better fan.

Also I plan to use XP (which I still have the discs to) and buying 7 when it comes out of beta.
 
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If you're after a quiet hard drive don't go for the f3.

------Edit-----

Just looked at one of the reviewers opinion :

'It appears they may not have Acoustic management on automatically(AAM) -google this and you can download a program from samsung website ES-Tool and can adjust AAM-becomes quieter'

/goes off to try it.
 
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Alright, thanks for the help. I'll buy this with the new mother board and perhaps the different GPU if I have any money left over.
 
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