Originally Posted by istonian
No, they are not supposed to. The AMD is not a bad build though. Sure C2D is better, but more expensive. An e6600 is around 300 dollars.
Where'd you see that at? At Newegg, it's only $233. Granted, it is still more expensive than the X2 5600, but I believe it's that much worth it.
As for the processor, I'd either:
1) Get an X2 3600 and overclock it. These processors have had great results, with many getting around/over 3GHz. (Cheaper - money can go to other parts)
2) Get a Core 2, E6400 or up if not OCing. (Similar price, recommended by many, they're also excellent overclockers)
And finally, I would change the power supply to a Corsair 520W Modular
PSU ($80 after rebate) if
your budget allows and if
you can wait for the rebate. I've heard nothing but great things about it, and with 3 12V rails combined to 40A, it's easily one of the most powerful 520W PSUs out there, not to mention that it's modular. It may be a tad overkill, but it's a steal at only $13 more than the Rosewill you linked.
Just my 2¢...sorry for the huge post.