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My 2nd Build [~$600]

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Here's what I put together. Please tell me what you think I should change (If need to change anything at all). I'm limited to around $600 so try to keep it within $100 of my budget. (I may be able to go a bit over $600, but I'm not sure yet) This computer will be used for gaming (Nothing too
intense, World of Warcraft, Source Engine games, Halo 2, etc).
And thanks for your help, of course!

Case:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Power Supply:
Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2-DB ATX V2.2 500W Power Supply

Motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 (rev. 1.3) LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E4300

RAM:
2GB DDR2 800
(I've already purchased 2 sticks of 1GB)

GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card

HDD:
Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

DVD-Drive:
Sony NEC Optiarc 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0B

P.S. I own a copy of Vista Ultimate.
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AMD Phenom X3 8450e 2.1GHz ECS A740GM-M nvidia 9600GT 2GB DDR2 800 
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160GB WD 7200RPM DVD-RW Windows 7 22in Optiquest 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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if you dont mind going some were less for the proc you can save about 20 bucks
http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=999931
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AMD 940 Msi 970a-g46 2x xfx 7970 G Skill NQ PC1333 4x2 
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Thermaltake 1350 
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Thanks guys! Any one else have anything to say about it?

Also, do you think it would be a good idea to spend an extra $15 and swap out that HDD with this one?:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148142
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AMD Phenom X3 8450e 2.1GHz ECS A740GM-M nvidia 9600GT 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD 7200RPM DVD-RW Windows 7 22in Optiquest 
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x-POWER 585W 
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AMD Phenom X3 8450e 2.1GHz ECS A740GM-M nvidia 9600GT 2GB DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
160GB WD 7200RPM DVD-RW Windows 7 22in Optiquest 
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Go for that HDD and buy the GFX and oc it abit

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102034

it should balance the cost out.
    
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E4300 945-S3 8600 GT Crucial Ballistix 2GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
200GB SATA Hard Drive 18X DVD+/-RW (Samsung) XP pro SP2/ Vista 32bit Samsung 720N 17 inch 
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Enermax Liberty 500W 
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200GB SATA Hard Drive 18X DVD+/-RW (Samsung) XP pro SP2/ Vista 32bit Samsung 720N 17 inch 
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Enermax Liberty 500W 
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