Would this setup be sufficient for mid-range gaming?


Sep 6, 2011
It's through Maingear, a USA-based custom manufacturer, on their budget Vybe S model:


Chassis: Vybe 2012 Chassis - Black on Black Color
Motherboard: Intel® DP67BA Featuring USB 3.0 and SATA 6G [B3 Stepping]
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 2310 2.9GHz/3.2GHz Turbo 6MB L3 Cache GT1
Processor Cooling: MAINGEAR Certified Intel® Retail Cooler
Memory: 4GB Kingston DDR3-1333 (2x2GB)
Graphics and GPGPU Accelerator: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 w/ PhysX
Power Supply: 500W Seasonic® SS-500ET 80+ Bronze Certified
Hard Drive Bay One: 1.0TB Hitachi 7200rpm 32MB Cache SATA
Optical Drive One: 24X Dual Layer DVD RW Drive w/ LightScribe Technology
Audio: 7.1 Channel High Definition Surround Sound Supporting S/DIF Optical Out
Network Adapter: On-board Gigabit Ethernet
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Primary Display: 19" Asus® VW193DR 1440x900 LCD
Speakers: Logitech Z313 2.1 Speakers with Subwoofer
Keyboard: Microsoft® Sidewinder™ X6 USB Keyboard
Mouse: MadCatz® Cyborg® R.A.T. 5 Adjustable Gaming Mouse

With a grand total of $1,275.00, would this be a sufficient custom model for mid-range gaming (I mostly dabble in MMOs like LotRO, so no Call of Duty, Crysis, etc).

And yes, this was intended to be on a budget not exceeding the amount specified above.