That doesn't include the OS, but has a slightly faster gfx. card and a killer CPU. You could pic a different case for a few bucks more as well, or a different gfx. card. Then download and run the windows 7 release canidate till the full version comes out on OCT. 22nd so you wouldn't have to buy Vista or XP right now.
What games are you looking to play on this and the size of the monitor you want to get will dictate what gfx. card to choose.
AM arma 2 and crysis and other games that tactical gamer are playing.
I already have a xp disc .
Other thing i mite just update my old pc.
Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 1GB GDDR5
AMD Athlon X2 5050e
I was thinging of getting.
IT's a 19in montior.
remember windows 7 RC does not support punkbuster yet
That may not be accurate anymore. Download the pbsetup app from them and manually update punkbuster through that. Bamboo mentioned that BF2 and PR are working and I can attest that Call of Duty:WaW runs just fine in multiplayer.