Yup, it can play, HL2 @ 1280X1024 On high evrything, And it runs somothly, I only ha a bit o problems, when HL2 has water, it takes a bit to load, a little lag in the begining then its, fine.
However come Summer When I Work I only need 56 hours @ 8 Bucks an hour then I get these bad Johnnys,
AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64 3500+, 90nm, Oced @2.6 Ghz
MSI "K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI" NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset
Another 512 Ram to be @ 1024 total.
RAIDMAX Black Aluminum Gaming Case with 420W Power
ZALMAN CNPS7000B-Cu Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 754/939
to cool it off.