I guess this means you decided to build your own desktop. Good choice
. That is one sweet computer.
As far as AMD vs. Intel I would probably go with AMD but either one will kick butt. You could save some money by going with a slower processor and overclocking (2.4-2.8 should overclock better than 3.0-3.2). But thats really up to you.
Good choice on the Ram. I have heard many good things about Kingston HyperX. I use CorsairXMS in my desktop but they are both really good and I believe Kingston is slightly cheaper.
Those Thermaltake towers are really nice looking (though they arent for everyone). I have a Thermaltake Xaser II and I like it a lot (though I did replace the orange case fans with blue LED light fans).