Spec Me: Two new boxes for General Use £350 each

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Hi I need two new boxes for my daughters as their old AMD 3200's seem to be creaking and painfully slow :(

Processor: Yes (have a personal preference for the Intel's)
Motherboard: Yes
Memory: Yes (prefer 4GB for Photoshop)
Graphics Card(s): No (I have PCIe 8800GT's x 2)
TV Card: No
Hard Drive(s): 1 (>250GB)
Optical Drive(s): 1 (normal DVDRW but could be skipped if needed)
Cooling: Yes
Water Cooling: No
Cable(s): No
Sound Card: No (assumes Onboard is adequate)
Controller Card(s): No
Case: Yes (Ideally small tower)
Power Supply: Yes

Keyboard: No
Mouse: No
Headset: No
Speakers: No
Monitor(s): No (their Monitors run 1280x1024 native)
Operating System: No (Have my own XP Licences)

Uses: Gaming (heavy use of WOW/Sims 2 some Spore), Listening to music, word processing, bit of Powerpoint, extensive Internet and IM usage, and a lot of Photoshop (they have Wacom Bamboo Tablets).
Overclocking: None to Minimal

I like'd the look of:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/syscon_int.php?prodid=FS-056-OK
and with 4GB and 500GB HD came to £363 plus built for me :D

Can that be improved on? and would it be much better to set my budget at £400?

Regards Jenz
 
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Thanks, anyone answer what Case and PSU I would need if I wanted to run a 9800GT PCIe card as well in each? I dont think my old Tagans are up to snuff :)

Also what Quad should I get if I fancied one machine being quad?

Regards Neil.
 
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