|I don't know why anyone would even buy such a system, then turn around & have to thrown 100's of dollars into it. Seems to me it would make more sense to just pay more for a decent PC in the 1st place or build entirely from scratch.|
It came with a manual, didn't it?
See the bottom of page 2-14:
"The chassis supports PCI Express x 16 cards with 204.63mm x108mm x16mm or smaller dimensions only."
Converting the dimensions to english = 8.05" x 4.25" x 0.63". Those are NOT the dimensions of a low profile card. In other words, the box does NOT require low profile cards but you will need to find a card that fits the above size requirements. Also, the motherboard is a proprietary design so it can not be swapped into a standard case. The power supply *appears* to be standard size but it's hard to tell. Even so, 300W is plenty to be able to run a gaming card like a Radeon HD 4670, IF it will fit in the case. The reason the the HD 4670 is a popular choice for OEM systems is because it has low power requirements & doesn't need the 6-pin PCIe plug-in, therefore a power supply upgrade generally isn't required. Plus it's relatively cheap & gives decent gaming performance.