Re: Looking to build son a budget gaming computer.
I suppose the question I'm asking is just if what I chose already would work. I'm not really trying to spend more, I'm not looking to run the game at the fastest settings possible, just have it go smoothly. The parts Trotter provided me with end up being like 300 dollars more than the one I posted, and while they may be better options, If the parts I chose would still allow the game to be played and end up being the cheaper price, I'd rather go with them. I also have certain parts that we plan to reuse from his older computer, like a DVDRW and the copy of the OS (Windows XP).
I figured posting the min and recommended system requirements for the game might help with the assessment.
Windows XP 32bit (SP3), Windows XP 64bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64bit (SP1):
* Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500
* 1GB or more of RAM
* NVIDIA® GeForce® FX or ATI Radeon™ 9500 video card or better
* DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
* 25 GB free hard drive space
* A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported
* You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play
Windows XP 32bit (SP3), Windows XP 64bit (SP2), Windows Vista 32bit (SP1), Windows Vista 64bit (SP1) Windows 7:
* Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
* 2 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)
* 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 256 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 or ATI Radeon™
* 2600 or better DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability
* Broadband Internet connection
* Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended
I'm hoping the parts I picked out can get me something in between.