Want New PC, Advice Please

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Hello all, Thought i would ask people's opinion's as i don't really know that much about pc hardware (fine with the software side)
I just want a pc for surfing the net, downloading & extracting large files (4gb - 15gb). Listening to music, watching hd content (iplayer, mkv's, etc).

Most importantly i want the pc to be reasonably quick & able to multi task well so i can surf the net while extracting a large file & listening to music, iplayer, etc. Don't want to spend over £500 (already got monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc)

Was looking at this pc:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=FS-012-OP

Would this be up to the task ?, If not could anyone recommend a suitable pc on this site or elsewhere if necessary.

Thanks to all that answer :)
 

RJC

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How does this look:

MB-198-GI_60.jpg
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P AMD 770 (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £76.99
(£66.95) £76.99
(£66.95)
MY-041-GS_60.jpg
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) £66.99
(£58.25) £66.99
(£58.25)
GX-108-PC_60.jpg
PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 4730 PCS 512MB PCI-Express Graphics Card £63.99
(£55.64) £63.99
(£55.64)
CP-251-AM_60.jpg
AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 245 2.90GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £48.99
(£42.60) £48.99
(£42.60)
HD-081-SA_60.jpg
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £41.99
(£36.51) £41.99
(£36.51)
CA-009-PP_60.jpg
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 420W Power Supply £39.99
(£34.77) £39.99
(£34.77)
CA-160-CM_60.jpg
Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - Black (No PSU) £34.99
(£30.43) £34.99
(£30.43)
CD-038-OT_60.jpg
Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £18.99
(£16.51) £18.99
(£16.51) Sub Total : £341.66 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.75 VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £53.01 Total : £406.42

Or do want a pre built :)
 
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If you want pre-built, Id recomend the primo oren, here, alternatively RJCs spec gives you more performance if youre comfortable building yourself, its quite easy really
 
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How does this look:

MB-198-GI_60.jpg
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P AMD 770 (Socket AM3) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard £76.99
(£66.95) £76.99
(£66.95)
MY-041-GS_60.jpg
G.Skill Ripjaw 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL) £66.99
(£58.25) £66.99
(£58.25)
GX-108-PC_60.jpg
PowerColor ATI Radeon HD 4730 PCS 512MB PCI-Express Graphics Card £63.99
(£55.64) £63.99
(£55.64)
CP-251-AM_60.jpg
AMD Athlon II X2 Dual Core 245 2.90GHz (Socket AM3) - Retail £48.99
(£42.60) £48.99
(£42.60)
HD-081-SA_60.jpg
Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD502HJ) £41.99
(£36.51) £41.99
(£36.51)
CA-009-PP_60.jpg
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 420W Power Supply £39.99
(£34.77) £39.99
(£34.77)
CA-160-CM_60.jpg
Coolermaster Elite 335 Case - Black (No PSU) £34.99
(£30.43) £34.99
(£30.43)
CD-038-OT_60.jpg
Sony Optiarc AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW SATA Dual Layer ReWriter (Black) - OEM £18.99
(£16.51) £18.99
(£16.51) Sub Total : £341.66 Shipping cost assumes delivery to UK Mainland with:
DPD Next Day Parcel
(This can be changed during checkout) Shipping : £11.75 VAT is being charged at 15% VAT : £53.01 Total : £406.42

Or do want a pre built :)


Wow that's quite a list. I was thinking of a pre built one as i don't know much about the hardware side & would probably have difficulty assembling it.
Do overclockers assemble pc's for a hopefully small charge ?
 
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If you want pre-built, Id recomend the primo oren, here, alternatively RJCs spec gives you more performance if youre comfortable building yourself, its quite easy really

That looks quite good & is very affordable. Would that pc would be reasonable quick at multi tasking as my old pc is so slow when i'm doing 2 or 3 things at once which is what i'm trying to fix with a new pc.
 

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The pc 95thrifles linked to will do multi-tasking fairly good and quick.
 
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