In a way i would say no just based on the fact that for $500-$600 you can build a much better computer then that.
Here is the specs on the graphics card.8400GS
Reason why this card is slow is because first of all its 128bit where the you would want 192bit 8800gs as a minimum or the higher end cards come with the 256bit.
Second this card comes with ddr2 where most cards now are comming with DDR3 as a minimum. DDR3 is faster RAM so i would be more worth while.
Like i was saying with the way pricing is now the 8800GS should be the minimum if you are doing gaming.
Motherboard wise the ASRock brand is definitly not the #1 choice and from what im reading this board is definitly a inexpensive board.
The motherboard only has two RAM slots where most of the good ones (price range $70-100) are comming with 4 Slots. It also only supports up to 4GB of ram where Most in the price range listed will support up to 8GB. It also only supports up to DDR2 800 where most will now support up to DDR2 1033mhz or DDR2 and DDR3 for more expensive boards.
Also the RAM is No Name so you dont know what your buying
Its also says it they use IBM/Hitachi, Maxtor, Samsung, Seagate, Western digital hard drives depending on stock but you will most likely get if i were to guess a Hitachi based on the fact that most of those are cheaper and slower compared to Maxtor, seagate or western digital. Also doesnt say how much Cashe the HDD has. The less cashe the slower it is. Some of the best are the SATAII 3.0 with 16mb of cashe. This is what i currently have and ive had hdd's with less cashe and it definatly makes a difference.
Burner doesnt seem bad but you can pick up one with same specs for about $35+
From what it looks like also this comp doesnt come with an opperating system so thats another add on.
Pretty much its not horrible but if you build your comp piece by piece it will be much better then this.
Also if you look at my system i have listed below it cost me about $600 after rebates without opperating system.
Its all in what you want to spend though each persons spending limit is different.
Also here is a case very simular to the one this computer comes with and as you can see the ratings arent that good for it.Case
Edited by Lucky23, 23 April 2008 - 12:49 AM.