This Machine is made for gaming and video rendering for YouTube. I bought this system during a Christmas Sale at Best Buy and on Newegg.com for about $360 (not including the wireless card). It's a cheap, good performance build and I would really recommend it to anyone looking for something for casual or entry level gaming. (see Notes)
Watch gaming videos using this build - youtube.com/xMrSparkzzHD
Pros: Since the graphics are integrated, I can record with little to no FPS drop. Very Powerful considering Price to Performance. Over 30 FPS in most if not all games, older games can be maxed out and still run at 50+ FPS Since the latest BIOS update I have been able to upgrade my VRAM from 512MB to 2GB (very helpful) The power of the cpu helps in games like Minecraft as well as in games I create using JAVA The integrated graphics out perform many up to 3 year old mid performance graphics cards Ability to install an basic PhysX driver The fast hard drive is great for recording to and moving/converting big files Cons: Using the stock cooler there seems to be many overheating problems (fixed by changing the location of the fan) Sometimes the Graphics Drivers will just crash out of no where while in Full Screen applications Many Benchmarks overheat the system as well as dropping many frames 3D rendering and games with lots of PhysX cause low FPS
Notes: I would recommend adding an aftermarket cooler to keep it cool, especially since it's been so hot lately.
Overall, for the price this is an amazing computer. There are many upgrades available to me, but I think I'm just going to upgrade to an intel/Nvidia based rig so I can get the Advanced PhysX and better render times. It also seems that the 3DMark 11 scores may be lower than what they should be, I think I should be getting around P3000, not P1559.