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Question Building First PC.. Need spec help and advice

Hi all... I am just about to venture to build an AMD gaming rig and I need to know if these parts I selected are well worth my time and money. My budget should not exceed $1300 (without monitor, keyboard, mouse..) but I want it to perform any task well and handle all games in max settings as well as multitasking effortlessly..

First of all I'm not sure if I need to get the new AM2 socket (which increases costs about $300.. How much of a speed difference will I experience?

I found all the parts I need at Newegg.com.. Here is all the specs:

PU Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core
$299 http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...gesize=&Page=2

OR (for AM2)

Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor $399 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

MOBO ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
$134.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517

OR (AM2)

(ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $146.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013)

GPU eVGA Geforce 7600GT 256-P2-N553
$169 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283

HD Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

MEM CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Ch
$188 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

OR (AM2)

mushkin eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Retail
$289 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146108)

OR (AM2)

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Ch
$229 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

PSU Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 550W Power Supply
$89 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

DVD+R SAMSUNG 16X DVD¬ĪR DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Black ATA/ATAPI
$50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151118

Case ??
Heatsink & Fan ??


HOW DOES THIS LOOK?????
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