Looks good, personally I'd use Corsair or Kingston memory. But that is a personal preference; I've never had any experience with Patriot brand memory. Plus, I know some Asus boards are VERY picky on memory (here is the link to the Asus page, scroll to the very bottom - http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/socket939/a8v-d/overview.htm - you probably will want to get one of those brands on the list, since they are "tested & qualified" by Asus on that particular board).
Also, I've read that the Winchester A64's were having some disappointing overclocks (might be the mobo, might be the chip, I honestly don't know since I have a Newcastle).
cool, thanks for the replies. i normally use crucial in my computers, but this one i'm building for a friend and didn't want to spend TOO much money on it. this is also the first AMD i've ever built...had to do quite a bit of research. hehe... i think i'm going to change the ram.
as far as the hard drive is concerned, it's just going to be a boot drive... so there'll be another bigger storage drive in there. =)
so the processor and mobo look like they'd play well together? i had read a lot of threads saying that the socket 939 chips not posting due to the bios. this mobo seemed like the best bet.
oh, and what about the video card? i didn't want to go TOO budget, becuase he plays games. look okay?