Re: Noob Help.
You would definitely need a new graphics card, but the specs themselves don't seem that bad, and are up to par. Quad core, 750GB hard drive (from what I can read up on), 1080P monitor, etc.
I'd get rid of most, if not all of the software HP include installed on the system however. You most likely won't need any of it, and they'd take up quite a bit of that 6GB of RAM whilst running.
You have room to expand to a new PCI-E 16x graphics card, as you'll probably need to with the games you want to run, BUT it only has a 250watt power supply, so even this would have to be upgraded.
That power supply is VERY poor for a new PC like this one.
As Vinman says, for the price, you could probably build one for the price more capable, but it won't take much to get this one running as you want it.
A new power supply and graphics card to run, especially Flight Simulator will knock you back a couple of hundred though easy.
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