Outpost has the HP a1245c for $279.99. Please note that this is a refurbished computer, but it still makes for a burning hot deal. The specs are:

Processor

* Athlon 64 3700+ 2.2 GHz
* 2000 MT/s (Mega Transfers/second)

Memory

* Component Attributes
* Memory Installed 1 GB (2 x 512)
* Speed supported PC3200 MB/sec
* Type 184 pin, DDR SDRAM
* Maximum allowed 4 GB* (4 x 1 GB) requires the replacement of the installed 512 MB DIMMs

Hard drive

* 200 GB
* 7200 rpm

16x DVD(+/-)R/RW (+/-)R DL LightScribe drive/CD/R/RW

* DVD-R DL Write Once 4X
* DVD+R DL Write Once 2.4X
* DVD+R Write Once 16X
* DVD+RW Rewritable 4X
* DVD-R Write Once 8X
* DVD-RW Rewritable 4X
* DVD ROM Read 16X
* CD-R Write Once 40X
* CD-RW Rewritable 24X
* CD-ROM Read 40X

DVD-ROM drive

* Maximum speed: 16X

Modem

* PCI K56flex data/fax modem

Video graphics

* Integrated graphics

Sound/audio

* Controller: AC97 audio
* Location: Integrated

Network (LAN)

* Integrated 10/100 Base-T networking interface

Memory card reader

* USB interface
* Supports the following cards:
* Compact Flash I
* Compact Flash II
* SmartMedia
* Memory Stick
* Memory Stick Pro
* MultiMediaCard
* Secure Digital (SD)
* Micro Drive
* XD Picture Card (xD = extreme digital)

External I/O ports

* I/O ports on the front panel
* Port type Quantity
* 9-in-1 (4 slot) + 1 USB One
* IEEE 1394 One
* USB (2.0) Two
* Headphone One
* Line-in One
* Microphone One

I/O ports on the back panel

* Port type Quantity
* PS/2 (keyboard, mouse) Two (one each)
* VGA (monitor) One
* Parallel One
* USB (2.0) Four
* IEEE 1394 One
* LAN One
* Audio One each (line-in, line-out, microphone)

Expansion slots

* Slot type Quantity
* PCI Three (two available)
* PCI Express One (available)
* DIMM Four (two available)

Drive bays

* Bay type Quantity
* 5.25-inch, external Two (occupied)
* 3.5-inch, external Two (one available)
* 3.5-inch, internal One (occupied)

Keyboard and mouse

* HP PS/2 multimedia keyboard
* HP PS/2 optical scroller mouse

Key to software:

* cd/dvd = media included in box
* Software titles that shipped with PC Software Category Software Title
* Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005
* Microsoft Service Pack 2
* CD/CD-RW/DVD/DVD+RW WinDVD 5 Player Basic (with optional 7.1 upgrade)
* Sonic DigitalMedia Plus 7.02
* Sonic MyDVD Plus 6.13
* Sonic DigitalMedia Archive 1.2
* Education and Reference Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 2005 Standard (fc)
* MSN Encarta Standard (online) (nfc)
* Entertainment, Music, and Games iTunes 4.8 (w/Quicktime)
* HP Tunes
* Real Player
* My HP Games (nfc)
* Imaging, Photography, Video, and Film HP Software Update
* HP Image Zone 5
* HP Image Zone for media center
* muvee autoProducer 1.1 for media center
* muvee autoProducer 4
* Productivity and Finance Adobe Reader
* Microsoft Works 8.0
* Microsoft Office 2003 Student Teacher Edition Trial
* Microsoft Money 2005 (nfc)
* Quicken New User Edition 2005 (nfc)
* PC Security Norton Internet Security 2005 AntiSpyware Edition (60-day security update subscription)
* Norton Security Center
* Utility, Maintenance, and Performance PC-Doctor 5 for Windows
* HP Recovery Microsoft system restore
* HP Recovery Software Suite
* Software Repair Wizard
* Service and Support Updates from HP
* Help & Support Center
* Desktop Web-based registration
* Online documentation
* ISP Signup Google toolbar
* Connectivity Support Tools (nfc)
* ISP offers
* HP Partner offers Snapfish
* Adobe Store
* Symantec Security Check
* NetSmartz
* IntelliMover Data Transfer
* @Backup Online Backup
* SwapDrive Online File Sharing

Warranty Standard warranty included with purchase Warranty type Warranty duration Hardware Parts and Labor 90 Day from date of purchase Technical Telephone Assistance 90day year from date of purchase

This computer would be great for kids, and add a graphics car and it should make a decent gaming computer.

Link:http://shop2.outpost.com/product/4751469?site