NO, it's not a good build. It might have been decent about 3 years ago, but we can do much better. The Pentium 4 CPU was never a good choice, even in it's prime. There is much better hardware currently available.
I would follow hunter315's advice and post in the format described in the link above so we can help you optimize your build. We really need you to post a budget more than anything.
just the thing is vist sux realy bad i like xp beacus it has more of a gaming feal to it i have vista on my laptop and it is allways messing up
I'm using Vista x64 with the latest service pack and I haven't encountered any compatibility or stability issues for over a year, asides from bad software support for a obscure Dell external USB wifi adapter. I seriously suggest going for Vista over XP mainly because of the DX10 support and the fact that I had trouble previously with XP x64 drivers. Otherwise, you could go the Win 7 route that skora mentioned, which is still good for a few months.
and if the os comes with a hd y do i need another???
If your talking about the Western Digital HD in the shortstuff_mt's suggested build, no, the OS is not included/pre-installed.
no i havent yet i was wondering if it was a good build i am geting every thin in like 2 months
to give you an idea how much technology has moved in 3 years ..
intels budget e 5200 processor is more powerful than any pentium 4 processor ever sold including the extreme editions they charged over a thousand $ for
You were very wise to ask before committing to your suggested build
Since you're not buying for 2 more months, people picking parts based on combos and price doesn't make sense at this point. Nailing down the types of components you want can be done, but opportunities for different manufactures will for sure creep in the next 60 days. When building a gaming system, its all about balance. I start with what size monitor am I going to be playing on. That drives the GPU, which drives the PSU. Then a CPU that won't bottleneck the games, a quality mobo for OC and a good aftermarket heat sink fan, or any mobo and stock fan works if not OCing. Ram with good timings to match the mobo. A HDD big enough for your needs and the OS to boot. Also upgradability can direct some decisions too. If you want to add a second GPU later, you'll have to get a mobo that can support 2 and a PSU big enough for both. Following that flow, here's a general idea of what you'll be looking at.
1680x1050 monitor ~$150 1920x1080 ~180-200
GPU: 4850 for around $100 or for around $140-$150 GTX 260 or ATI 4870.
PSU: QUALITY 500w+ with good 12v amps ~$60-75 or 600w+ ~100 for crossfire
CPU: AMD x3 $120 or if a great combo is available, an x4 may be possible
Mobo: If overclocking, Gigabyte and Asus are probably where you're going to look. If you don't want to crossfire ATI cards or choose a nvidia card, the 770 chipset is a good deal around $80. If you want the option, then a 790gx is probably where you'll end up at ~100-125.
HSF: (Only if OCing) ~25-50
Ram: DDR3 makes more sense for the future but will cost ~$70. DDR2 will be around $50.
HDD: if you don't need much space, $50, if you want 500+ gb, then $75-$90
OS: Vista with Win 7 upgrade $110
You're case of choice: ~$120
So it looks like you'll be close to budget without any of the upgrades listed here too. If there's extra, load up on the lights. But that will give you a better idea of what you're looking for. Or this won't help a lick and I get one more post count out of it
TO BE HONEST I DIDENT UNDERSTAND 1 THING U SAID CEPT FOR THE FIRST PART AND THE LAST
To put it in a nut-shell, it would be a good idea if you asked for advice two months from now or about a week before you plan on building the system. The reasoning behind this is because prices of components fluctuate and tend to drop quickly over time, so it's hard to predict what would be the "best deal" a couple of months from now.