Is this a good gaming system?

Hello I want to buy a system but I dont want to spend more than 800 dollars. Its mainly going to be for gaming and making music cds and dvd and surfing the internet. I found this system and wanted to know if it was good for the price.

•Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
•AMD Phenom(TM) X4 925 quad-core processor [2.8GHz, 2MB L2 + 6MB L3 shared, up to 4000MHz]
•FREE UPGRADE! 6GB DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs] from 4GB
•FREE UPGRADE! 640GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive from 500GB
•1GB ATI Radeon HD 5570 [DVI, HDMI, DP,VGA adapter]
•LightScribe 16X max. DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti drive
•16x max. DVD ROM (player)
•Integrated 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet, No wireless LAN
•15-in-1 memory card reader, 1 USB, 1394, audio
•No TV Tuner
•Integrated 7.1 channel sound with front audio ports
•No speakers
•HP multimedia keyboard and HP optical mouse
•Microsoft(R) Works 9.0
•Norton Internet Security(TM) 2010 - 15 month
•HP Home & Home Office Store in-box envelope
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  1. Oh forgot to mention that the price for this system is 740.
  2. Nope.
    It's not going to be good since the video card will be slow since the 5570 is not a gaming card, just general use.
    I would look into building your own computer.
    At 750 (including OS) , you could get a computer with:
    Windows 7: $100
    GPU- Gigabyte 5770: $144.99
    DVD drive: $24
    CPU- x3 435: $75
    Hard Drive- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12: $54
    Case- Cooler Master Elite 310: $40
    PSU- Antec EarthWatts EA-500D: $65
    RAM- 4gb G.skill ripjaws CL7: 120$
    Motherboard- ASUS M4A79XTD EVO: $110
    With combos on newegg, this comes to a total of $734 without shipping and $749 with shipping.
  3. What is OS im sorry im slow with computers?
  4. moy831 said:
    What is OS im sorry im slow with computers?


    OS is short for operating system. In this case, Windows 7.
  5. It's ok for very light gaming, the HD 5570 will perform like an HD 4670, which is adequate for most games on low to medium settings.

    I suggest this build, using prices from newegg:

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0GHz - $150.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-770TA-UD3 w/SATA III and USB 3.0 - $84.99 w/$10 rebate
    RAM: OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - $109.99 w/$20 rebate
    Graphics Card:Gigabyte Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 - $144.99 w/$10 rebate
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $89.99
    Power Supply: Corsair CX400W (400W-CX) - $34.99 w/$15 rebate
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM - $99.99
    Case: NZXT M59 Mid Tower ATX Case - $39.99 w/$20 rebate

    Total = $755.92 w/o shipping
    = $763.79 w/shipping.
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