Budget Gaming Build ($500) - Advice?

Milans03

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I'm ordering a build that I've built on Newegg and just wanted some last thoughts on it before I go ahead and purchase. The system will be mainly used for playing WoW. Every part not included I already have, i.e. OS, monitor, etc. My main concern is if the PSU I'm getting will be able to power the system ok. The OS I will be using is Vista 64bit.

Build:
COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 Case
ASRock K10N78 Mobo
HIS H485FN512P Radeon HD 4850 512MB GPU
FSP Group SAGA+ 450R 450W PSU
CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 RAM
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz Dual-core CPU
 

chester1

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case- you can move fan from door to front for better air circulation(Used this case before).GA-MA770T-UD3P see review @guru3d.com sell @newegg for $79.00.Supports am3,ddr3(prices are down)mobo is a little more future proof if you care about that kind of thing.what size monitor you got and what resolution you prefer.20"-22" with resolution 1680X1050 is good for this videocard.However if you going to use AA and you like more candy get the 1gb.XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB $119.99+ free shipping @newegg.All my builds have been intel,so if you have used AMD and this processor meets your needs go for it.The weak link i see is FSP Group SAGA+ 450R 450W PSU ( +12V1@14A, +12V2@13A,??)What about next time you want to upgrade.OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC or 600 for $79.99+ $25.00 0R $20.00 rebate.You overclocking??.Well i hope this info helps you and good luck with your new build.
 

Milans03

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I won't be overclocking nor will I be using Crossfire in the near future. The monitor I will be using is a 21.5" with a 1920x1080 max res.

Keep in mind that I'm buying from the Canadian Newegg site. I couldn't find the motherboard that you posted on the Canadian version. The HD 4850 1GB is ~$140 here with no rebate. This system will hold me off for a while (year+) before I decide to upgrade anything, and if I do I most likely will be upgrading the PSU. Thanks for the suggestions though, but even that extra ~$30 is out of my budget (as I've already gone over).

Will that FSP PSU be sufficient for the HD 4850 512MB?