Ok first of all, don't laugh at this pathetic PC or whatever. Hear me out first. First of all, I was previously using two Dell Latitude C610 laptops. They were almost identical, except for a few differences. Here were their specs: Warning: Spoilers inside! Laptop #1- Dell Latitude C610 Pentium III 1Ghz 133Mhz FSB 256MB memory (not DDR or any fast kind) 16MB Radeon Mobility 60GB HD Laptop #2- Dell Latitude C610 Pentium III 1.2 Ghz 133Mhz FSB 512MB memory (again not DDR or fast kind) 16MB Radeon Mobility 30GB HD So once you look at my specs, you'll actually see what an amazing update this new system is. It's a desktop. Below are my new PC's specs: Dell Optiplex GX280 Pentium 4 2.8 Ghz with Hyper Threading 800mhz FSB 2GB DDR2 memory Intel Integrated Media Accelerator 900 (up to 128MB memory leaching off the system memory) 160GB HD So, almost 3 times more raw CPU speed (not including the fact that it's a step up from P3 and has HT tech), 4 times the memory (8 times if you consider my other laptop and it's the newer DDR2 kind), and the FSB is much better as well. I'm even convinced that the gfx card is probably a bit better. I doubt anyone can stick up for my old Radeon! Now, let me say a few more things about this. I bought it on Ebay from a large company for less than $100 (about $70 without shipping). This is really cheap for me and it's really the only amount I can afford now. One of my old laptops broke about a month back, which is why I haven't been as active on GBAtemp or gone on IRC in a while. I have also been unable to work since I have an internet job, so my mother chipped in and helped me purchase it (finally seeing the value in my being employed). So, know that although this PC may be old and certainly not at all up to today's standards, it is far better than my old ones, is very cheap, and should get most jobs done that I need done. I was going to have to buy an older model with Intel Extreme Graphics 2, but thank god I was able to get this one for even cheaper and better. So, know that I am poor and struggling at the time before you start to make fun of my purchase. It's not a dual core, it doesn't have a real graphics card, and it's old. I also have not received the PC yet, but it will arrive some time soon. Hope it works at all for starters (professional refurbished model). I also don't like Dell, but my hands are tied since mom chose it and is paying for most of it. I'd appreciate some help on some questions now- 1- Basically I know that everyone hates integrated graphics with a passion. I'm still under the impression it's better than my old 16MB Radeon Mobile card. Judging from the integrated card's model and my amount and type of memory, how well can I play some more modern games (2006-present) and can you name some examples? I can tell you that I don't mind cutting corners by lowering the effects and resolution either near the bottom or to the absolute lowest. I'm no graphics-whore and can easily deal with games being on the lowest quality settings (I've been playing games like Jedi Academy like that for years on the lowest settings). 2- Could my PC emulate PS2 at all? The developers of PCSX2 are a little vague on the requirements since many people seem to have beefy specs (dual cores, fancy graphics). Can I play any games at all just using my integrated card. I don't mind fiddling with speedhacks, lowering the graphics to the lowest settings, or whatever. I can handle that if they can play at all on here. 3- Can I finally get decent speed N64 emulation? I've been fiddling around with N64 emulation for quite some time (about 5-6 years now) and have gotten many games running full speed such as Mario 64, Zelda OOT, and Banjo Kazooie. Some of the more elaborate games run a bit sluggishly for me though even on lower resolutions. Banjo Tooie, Donkey Kong 64, Conker, Paper Mario. Those games are known to slow down at times on some of the lowest graphical settings. Will I finally be able to play these games decently? I already got full or almost full speed using PJ64. 4- Can I emulate Dreamcast games? I hear nullDC is pretty speedy even on low speed single core machines. 5- Perhaps it would also be good to ask which systems I can emulate at all. I've gotten old systems like SNES, PS1, Genesis, and GBA systems working pretty well on my old laptops. I realize that Gamecube and Wii are probably 100% out of the question as they need dual-quad cores. Any other systems I missed that you think I could play reasonably now? 6- I'd like to ask about a few specific games I'd love to finally try out. Psychonauts, Lego Indiana Jones, Beyond Good and Evil. Could I run these at all? I actually got Lego Star Wars 1 and 2 to boot up and play at extremely slow speeds on my old laptops using a program called 3DAnalyze. It fakes pixel shader and vertex shading/T&L support using the CPU speed I suppose. It forces the program to boot at any rate but at slow speed and some graphics glitches. Hell, I even got Star Wars KOTOR to boot and run somewhat on my old laptop (at speeds varying from 5FPS-25FPS depending on the action onscreen) Like I said, I really am totally ok lowering game effects and resolution some or all the way. All that matters is the gameplay. I have never been a graphics whore and am just interested in playing the games. I will likely eventually get a new graphics card to put in, but I just can't at the moment no matter how cheap. Literally every dollar counts. I'm lucky I was able to get this PC. At the moment, I'm not looking for being told off for buying a crappy PC or telling me that integrated GFX cards suck, I know that 100%. I just want some ideas on what sorts of games or emulators I can play using the system. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer. I'm actually really excited that I don't have to deal with 9-year old speed anymore regardless of how bad you might think the PC is! I might edit or respond with more questions later. Please be understanding that I am now going to have to adjust to a new generation of technology and learn what I can or can't do on the new system. Thanks again for your patience and help for a now-new-PC noob.