I love my 9300, but I'll try to shoot you straight here... It's going to play everything with good to excellent framerates, but you will NOT play F.E.A.R. very well at all. On the other hand, I don't know any computers other than bleeding edge latest tech that can play that game well at optimal resolutions. I tried many settings on my 9300, oc'd at 375/760 and it just plays like crap. Once you bump down the effects to get a decent frame, it then LOOKS like crap. Either way, you're dealing with some crap when trying to play it well. Therefore, don't buy the laptop primarily to play F.E.A.R. because you'll be dissapointed. HL2? WOW? Doom 3? Quake 4? Anything else? It plays them perfect.