Built for streaming, surfing, and light gaming. Looks great in my equipment rack, quiet as a mouse, and a great addition to my home theater.
i would suggest getting a graphics card a nice cheap one will do just make sure you can play the games you want to it will also make sure you get better video quality
Well, he said light gaming, and I bet the integrated graphics suit his need for games.
If you wanted light gaming, you should've went with an AMD APU like the A10-5800k. Same price but superior integrated graphics.
My point of view is that going with a AMD defeast the purpuse of a HTPC because in my Case it will be running 24/7 and with a AMD my energy bill would be high since it uses more energy. Intel on the other hand use lower power comsuption and low heat producing.. If he wants to game.. he can grab a small Decrete video card instead that uses PCI-e power.
my 2 cents