If you are looking for a PC and walk into a company that sells systems, one of the first questions you should ask yourself is "What is the system's primary usage going to be?" If you are searching for a gaming machine, it is usually overpriced or underpowered right out of a box. This is what I have seen through watching others buy pre-built machines. I play games all the time. Just don't tell anyone okay, my boss thinks I'm working here. Therefore, I have developed a genuine feel for how smooth and visually aggressive a system is running games from a user's point of view. Contrary to a sales representative's pitch however, is that a gaming system's components do not have to cost a fortune to function well.