The machine itself is a great buy. This is a solid performer for single core applications. (Most apps and games are) Its even better if you get a Solid State Drive and run it default with the included hard drive (a slightly faster 5400rpm) as backup. The problem areas for me are the video and the included keyboard and mouse. You will have to find a video card that supports the layout of the motherboard, if you are at all concerned with 3d applications. Most of the current crop of higher end video cards will not work. You will want a single slot variety and becareful of fan/heatsink bumping into other things on the motherboard. I found a MSI GTX 750ti board that does the job nicely. ( MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti DirectX 11.2 N750 Ti-2GD5TLP 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP ) The only thing is doesn't do is DX 12, but there are lower end cards that will. The keyboard that came with my systems had a power switch on it, which I don't like if you plan on kids using it with games. As far as the mouse goes, I had ordered 3 systems and one of the mice arrived broken, they had extended plastic mouse buttons (sharp), which I did not like and they were packaged poorly. Other nice things about these systems are it will run any operating system, Linux, XP, Vista, Win7, Win8 and 10. My system was installed with Win7 pro and I upgraded it to win 10 (clean install) without problems after upgading the BIOS. You should check the BIOS and make sure its up-to-date. My systems had really old versions, but they all updated. Grab it from Dell. Systems will go into power sleep and wake up with out problems with it. Enjoy!
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