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Possible PC build need re-assurance on these item match-ups

I am trying to build a pc for the first time on my own and would like advice on these parts if they match up. I am a mid level gamer. I am interested in a pc biuld that will allow me to play Majesty 2 and games of this nature at these requirements;

*Windows 2000/XP/Vista
*2GHz dual core processor
*Videocard 512 Mb PS 2.0, better than GeForce 6800 GTX
*4 GB free hard disc space

I have found these parts and like to know if these match up in the system I am building and if they will be able to meet the rqiurements of this game and others like it;

*Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz
*SPARKLE SFPX94GT1024U2 GeForce 9400
*G.SKILL 2 GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pins DDR2
*Western Digital Caviar SE16
*LOGISYS Computer Area 51 CS51WSL case
*Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
*MSI P43-C51 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

These parts are all from

Can someone please help me???

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That 9400 video card.

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Thank you for this tip but....

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Does everything else seem to match up? I did some lookin at the paradox link you gave me and that helped on video card ideas, but how about the rest of the system and would it be better if I ran AMD processor's on these types of games? I have prospective AMD II x2 245(2.9)Ghz pre-built pc;
Could you please tell me if this pc would work good enough?

These other specs in the first post would have been my first build however I learn very quick. I am trying to learn more about hardware stuff without going to school this would have been an adventure. Also my budget is to NOT go over $850.00 I do appreciate the help. And I still need to throw in moniter in this $850.00 budget. It has to be at least a 23in. TV/out moniter I have found that to buy its Price is $290 right now so not much left over.

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That's not bad.

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My kid has a refurb HP d5000t (intel quad core) 2GB RAM (will go to 4 soon), the Nvidia 220t 1GB, and we used one of out 50 buck Windows 7 licenses on it. He already had a nice display.

He says it's great and we ended up at about the same price.

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