I am thinking about getting this HP Media Center desktop for $900 from Best Buy. I only have $600 right now but I will be able to get it because Best Buy has free Financing on there computers for 12 months. I wan't to know if you think this is a pretty good computer for watching movies, listening to music, and playing games, ( not extreme detailed games or anything). Im not worried about the graphics card that comes with this system, and I already have a monitor to use with it. Well here is the specs:
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz Hyper-Threading
800 MHz Front side; Socket mPGA478
Motherboard: ASUS P4SD without on-board graphics: Motherboard Specifications
Memory: Comes with two 256MB (512MB total) PC2700 or better dual-inline Memory Modules.
Motherboard accepts DDR400/PC3200, DDR333/PC2700, or
DDR266/PC2100 Dimms. Dual Channel supported only when identical
pairs are used.
Motherboard contains four memory sockets in two pairs (sockets 1:3, and 2:4).
Upgradeable to a maximum of 4GB (Maximum of 1GB Dimm per slot).
Motherboard requires a minimum of one 64MB module.
Drives: 3.5 inch, 1.44 MB floppy drive
160GB, 7200 rpm, Ultra-IDE hard drive
48x CD-ROM drive; 4x DVD+R/RW drive
Drive bays: Two 5.25 drive bays for optical drives (both in use)
Two 3.5 drive bays for hard drives (both in use)
One 3.5 drive bay for a floppy drive (in use)
Modem 56K Data Fax Modem.
Network: On-board RealTek 8101L 10/100 Ethernet.
Audio: On-the-motherboard 5.1 sound.
Altec Lansing 221 speakers (one subwoofer, two satellite).
Video: ATI Radeon 9200 with 128MB memory.
Television: TV and FM radio tuner card (supports stereo sound, does not support HDTV).
Memory card reader:
7-in-1 card reader with four slots that supports the following card types:
Compact Flash I or II; Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro; Microdrive;
MultiMedia; Secure Digital; SmartMedia
External communication ports:
Serial (1294) port; Two PS/2 ports (one keyboard, and one mouse);
EPP/ECP Parallel port; Six USB 2.0/1.1 ports (two in front and four in back);
Two FireWire (1394) ports (one in front and one in back);
RJ45 network interface port; RJ11 connector (on the modem)
Expansion slots: Three PCI slots (two in use, one open);
One AGP slot (in use); Two serial ATA connectors
Power: 200 watt (max) power supply for ATX style motherboards
Input devices: Keyboard and mouse
HP PS/2 Media Center keyboard with multimedia controls
HP PS/2 optical scrolling mouse
Remote control with USB infrared receiver.
Supported operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004
Arcsoft Showbiz 2 DVD video editing software; MusicMatch 7.5;
Intervideo WinDVD 4 for playback of commercial DVD movies;
Real-One Player; Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0; Microsoft Encarta Online;
Microsoft Money 2003; Microsoft Works 7.0
RecordNow 6 for burning data and music CDs and DVDs;
Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2003 (with 60 days of antivirus updates);
HP PC Help and Tools;HP Recovery CD Creator (now supports DVDs);
AOL 8.0 CD
Think its a pretty good buy for the what I will be using it for?