My son who is 9 loves to go on simulator games, such as flight simulators, ambulance, farmer simulators. So I am looking to buy him a beginner PC for Christmas, this will mainly be used for playing simulators and general internet use and some school work. Any help, ideas what I should be looking for and pointing me in a good direction would be fantastic. I really have no idea about this type of thing.
The package deal rdave13 suggested seems a good buy as a complete unit. I would have perhaps suggested a Zoomstorm at about £150 from Ebuyer, but you would have required the operating system, which would have added further expense on top of the £150.
What I would suggest if finance is tight, is perhaps have a look on eBay for a complete system. Then do what I usually do, and select something local to you, then arrange an inspection. I have picked up many 'complete' bargains like this, because people wanted to upgrade to something more in line with greater expectations. My last two complete system bargains cost less than £100 the pair. One had Windows 7 the other had Linux. Monitor wise, one had an 18" LED Delium, the other an 18" Acer. Inspecting and talking to the previous owner, can usually give a good insight to the item you might want to purchase.