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Will this budget build be ok to play games at medium settings?

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November 25, 2008 2:44:23 AM

Hi All, I am planning to build my first computer and was wondering if these parts would be ok for a budget rig to play games at medium settings.

Any and all help appreciated! Thanks!

Rosewill R5717-P SL 120mm Fan ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $40

Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM - $45

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 - $35

Microsoft Windows XP - $90

VANTEC SP-FC70-BL 70mm PCI Slot Case Cooler - $16
Is this necessary/helpful at all? Keep things cool a little bit?

AMD Athlon X2 4850e 2.5GHz Socket AM2 45W Dual-Core
Combo deal - $127

Antec earthwatts EA500 500W ATX12V
EVGA 512-P3-N954-TR GeForce 9500 GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16
Combo deal - $110

Total is $463 before tax and shipping.

I have a Sony dvd burner and a monitor to re use.

Is this viable at all for a budget rig? Since this is my first time planning to build a computer, if you see any mistakes in parts I've picked please point them out!


Edit: sorry for the bad links.

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November 25, 2008 3:09:24 AM

I dunno about that graphics card, no way you could go with a 4670 or something like that?
November 25, 2008 4:56:21 AM

Oh yea, good suggestion, thanks!
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November 25, 2008 5:06:38 AM

Nice build Slomo! ^^^^ to OP.
November 25, 2008 5:12:09 AM

A 6000+ for $62 is hard to beat :p  especially on a budget :) 
November 25, 2008 5:36:31 AM

Ooh, awesome! Thanks, Slomo!