I want to thank everyone for the advice and help you have offered so far. I talked to my tech guy last night and I am almost ready to give him the go ahead but I m confused about his wanting me to go with intel HD Graphics 2000. I know little about it but he said that it will save me a lot of money using this intergrated card as opposed to a stand alone grapgic card which could cost me any where to $120.00 and up.
Tell him you'll have lost the entire price of the computer if it doesn't play the games you want. Ask him if he thinks all you play is solitaire. Better yet, find a new tech guy. Do not trust salesmen who keep insisting on trying to sell you something other than what you asked for.
You don't have to buy a computer from this "tech guy." You can get one from eCollegePC or some other source where they won't be trying to tell you to what to buy.
It almost seems like your tech guy is wanting to do things his way , instead of yours . If you are going to pay him to build a computer , you are the boss . He builds a computer to your specifications , or go to someone who will build a computer to your specifications !
I don't think there's any "almost" about it. And if the computer is a Lenovo brand, he probably wouldn't have to do any "building" at all if he sold Lexxy one with Intel graphics -- just stick in a couple of sticks of RAM and it's done. If he installed a decent video card for gaming, he'd also have to replace the power supply, test all the powered connections, and install and test the video drivers -- a lot more work for him -- but necessary if Lexxy is to have a decent gaming computer. Not to mention adding fans. And a lot of this may not even be possible with the computer he's chosen to sell you.
My main concern with this PC is that it is a small form factor which may limit your expansion options even if you wanted to get a separate video card. Plus, most of these small form factor cases have extremely limited cooling options.
There's another thing. Stay far away from "small form factor cases" if you want to do any upgrading.
This is a link to what I was able to find on a Lenovo desktop with these specs. Lenovo Essential Desktops - H Series
EDIT: I was trying to be polite about what my impression is of this tech guy. But Creeping Doom said what I was REALLY thinking!
I'm not going to bother being polite.
Lexxy, I think he's trying to rip you off, plain and simple. He's trying to take advantage of you. He sees you as a "soft touch."
We've seen several posts in Glitches from people with new computers who swore up and down that their computer was brand new and powerful enough to play anything. But when we actually found out what video card they had, it was Intel graphics. They'd been lied to by salesmen and had thrown their money away on something that usually couldn't be upgraded.
I guess you have to ask yourself if you want a "cute" small form factor computer that will play a few casual games -- or whether you want a computer that is powerful enough to play whatever you want without having to turn off all the graphics enhancements for every game you play (still get "sticky cursor" on some of them).