I am looking to purchase a new PC (desktop) and am confused about what specification I should be looking for. Its primary use will be word processing and surfing the net, but I am also hoping to build a website in the not too distant future. I would be storing digital photos and would like to have the facility to download DVD's and download music for the kids MP3 's.It would not be used for high tech computer games. I want to know what I should be looking for in terms of graphics , what hard drive capacity I should go for - should I be going for a dual core or not. I am also not sure whether a computer with higher GHZ is preferable or if I should be looking at the RAM as more important in terms of speed. Any advice please.
I had originally thought a budget of around £600 but if I'm not likely to get the spec I need to do the job on this budget then I'm willing to increase. Creating a website is definately on the cards but if downloading DVD's requires quite a bit higher spec and cost then its not an essential requirement.
The one lisa02 mentions from PC world is a decent spec machine. It has on-board graphics, so ditch them and get a cheap PCI-E graphics card. Also get another 512mb or better 1Gb of memory. This would give you 1 to 1.5Gbs of memory.