Ok, I know I tried this before, but since I don't have any experience with computer hardware, I'll let you talk it through me.
I have a budget of about £500, but that is flexible if need be, and a 5 year old computer. The computer is too old to be of any use, so I want to just replace most of whats in the case, besides my DVD/CD-R drive and floppy drive, at the moment I would like to keep them to save a bit of money.
I was thinking on the lines of AMD 64 bit CPU, for price and future proofing, but I really don't know much about hardware, but I am trying to learn, honest! The machine is to be used for college, games, online games and 3D studio max/Maya (for college).
I do realise that this is my second thread, so if it is not welcome I urge the mods here to delete it. I am also doing this from a library, my pc dosn't go online until the 22nd, 500k broadband is the best I could afford