first time building pc, any good spec?

I am looking at building a new pc my first attempt.

i want to use the computer for my educational use, like word typing,
creating web pages, storing loas and loads pictures (really loads of them),
want to store them on dvd, i lalso use programming languages like, visual
basic, python etc to make programmes.

and after much trawling through the internet I have come up with the
following spec:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz
Gigabyte GA M59SLI-S4 AM2
1st HD: 80GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE (store OS and applications)
2nd HD: 400GB SERIAL ATA II HARD DRIVE (store data)
2GB RAM (1GBx2)
LiteOn DH-18A1P-18C 18X DVDRW
Microsoft Windows XP

can the dvd rw read cd-rom and rewriteble discs?

I would apreciate any comments or advice on this spec.

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  1. first off, your choice on media drive will read and re-write disks...hense the RW

    if you feel the need to stick with amd, I'm not going to question... however make sure you pick up DDR2 800 as your solution....
  2. Just so you know, get an AM2 cpu for that mobo.

    The mobo doesn't have onboard video? You'd need a pci-e video or two identical ones for sli.

    DVD-RW drives are all backward compatible with CD, CDR, CDRW, DVD, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW. Some even read/write DVD-RAM &/or DL(DUAL LAYER).
  3. the 6000+ is an AM2 cpu....
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