I have managed thus far to get by with my centuries old desktop PC, but recently (since I bought a new laptop) it has started to bug me.
I want to scrap it and start a self-build, but have a VERY basic knowledge of hardware...
So I need some advice.
I've got about...£500-600 ($1000-1200) to spend.
I MAINLY use my computer to run fairly ordinary tasks (sometimes lots at the same time), but would LOVE to be able to use it for gaming sometimes (currently impossible).
I am also a complete mp3 hoarder. My entire CD collection is currently stored on the HD and an Ext. HD (which I actually just integrated into my actual system) and I think currently the combined HD space is about...400GB? It could quite feasibly be made bigger.
So really I'm looking to make a fast computer, capable of performing multiple tasks at the same time, which can be part of a home sharing network, support Xbox Live, support the occasional HIGH SPEC game and hold my expansive collection of music and DVDs...
anyone fancy giving me a hand? (the budget is negotiable?)