I didn't include an optical drive. Do you really need one? If so just pick the cheapest. This should let you play any modern game in 1080p, but you won't be maxing out the bigger titles. The cpu is rather weak, so in the future you will want to upgrade it to an i3 or preferably an i5. It might let you down in mmorgs and online games with tons of people. What sort of games were you planning on playing?