Date Joined: 10/09/11
Pros: 6 Core Processor, 8 GB of RAM Expandable to 16 GB after research, has 2 open slots (Win7 64 bit supports 16 GB also)... the video card is a HIGH END gamer video card. The cooling air flow seems to be plain and simple for easy cleaning. Quiet running machine.
Cons: Standard HP bloatware, but it's easily removed.
Overall Review: Two of these were purchased to play the game RIFT. I can run RIFT on this system at CUSTOM with all of the settings MAXED out, including Super Sampling and still get a good framerate. After reading the specs and seeing the price, I figured this system was to good to be true. As a matter of fact, I'm still waiting for one of them to release some smoke, but to my suprise it has been 2 weeks of intense gaming sessions. I leave my system on 24 hours a day and game for maybe 3 hours a day and more on weekends. (Hi, my name is Sam and I'm a game-aholic.) Another side note is that out of the box, the lowest Windows Experience rating number is 5.9, on a scale of 1-8. The 5.8 is the hard drive speed all other scores are 7.5-7.8. Seriously. I will be purchasing another one this week.