in answer to Yami:
1) im happy to build myself BUT im not sure i really want to if im spending that kind of money, but on the other hand i dont want to be paying more and getting a already built PC with componants that i didnt really want to pay for.
2) not very, im willing to go up to £700 if i have to, but i want to keep a loose budget so i dont over spend and so i know im buying each component because i need it and not just because i have the money.
3) i'll need a new mouse, but i know what im buying on that front anyway, but apart from that ive only got old parts which wouldent do.
I also heard that AMD chips can bottleneck, but i s'pose thats due to the heat right?
what would you suggest, cheaper but hotter AMD or more expensive intel? im open to anything
yeah, 4GB's what i was really thinking, but ive seen alot of people on this forum saying 8GB is a given...i'll go with 4GB, decision made.
It's not very likely you'll fit an SSD into that budget (unless it's a 60GB like mine, which is fine but you have to use your capacity carefully). It's something that you can easily upgrade to anyway. Whether 500GB is enough is entirely dependent on your usage - it's more than enough for games, but if you're going to store lots of video you'd want as much as possible.
60 GB was what i was thinking, just something to put windows on really...
and 500GB will be plenty, i dont store video much and i can always upgrade
in answer to Lionux:
Also what type of games are you looking to play? When it comes to graphics cards it's good to know what you are getting yourself into before making the final purchase.
im not a big gamer, though that due to my lack of a decent computer but that also means i have no idea what sortof games are out there. Minecraft,Portal,COD, DeusX and possibly the DayZ Mod for Arma2. not over £90 on a gfx card i think.
Good luck on finding your new battle station!
ima gonna take that as a starwars quote, therefore your getting a rep ;D