D3lusional wrote:That's just not true, I'm running Crysis one on all high settings with out any slow down on a machine with these exact specs. I have also played COD:MW 2 and Fallout: New Vegas on the highest settings with no problems. Sure this isn't top of the line and will soon be dated, but for moderate gaming it works great. And if your like me and don't want to mess with building your own PC and don't need the newest/fastest this is a decent deal.
Unless you are playing at a crazy small resolution, I'm gonna call Agrajag's life on that one.
I have a desktop for recording with specs far higher than this (i7 950 / 12GB RAM / HD5750) and Crysis on high at 1080p? Hell no. It runs like crap.
The 5570 in this is weak. You'll be able to knock out a few older or more casual games easily, but most modern games post-2005 won't run well unless you cut the settings out and run the resolution low.
That said, this is an okay price for a machine like this. It would make a decent video / audio workstation, although would be a little held back in rendering by only having a dual core. The PSU would need upgrading if you wanted to add a new graphics card. I would recommend upgrading the PSU anyway, as cheaper models shipped with OEMs tend to... well... suck.
Aside from that, it would probably make for a very good casual entertainment PC. HD Tuner and a Blu-ray player mean that if you hook it up to a HDTV, hide it in the back or the side and set up a wireless M+KB, you'd have a nifty, fairly powerful set up for a HTPC, at a fairly decent cost.
If you buy one, be ready to wipe the usual HP bloatware, too. :D Hope this helps.