Nice system. You get an Athlon64 which will give you either an 800mhz bus speed. Or if you're lucky, maybe even a 1600mhz bus speed. It depends whether the motherboard supports the hypertransport technology. This processor outperforms the 3.2Ghz P4 in many benchmarks. The 15" screen is personal preference, i like widescreen. The video card is OK. I believe it supports DirectX which will allow you to play some games with higher visual settings. The memory is dedicated so you will get much better performance. IT's not the best card out there; but for an occasional gamer it will do.