I'm looking for some advice as a beginner. I have around 500 pounds to spend on a new desktop which will be used for internet, email, photos, music downloads and the odd game, mainly FM 2010. I'm not sure what spec would be most suited, and what I could get for the price. If anyone has any suggestions it would be appreciated. I was looking at a MESH but they don't seem to have a great reputation.
Does your budget include a monitor as well? Or, is it for a base unit only?
If it's for a base unit only, consider this click here / click here for £388-400 (latter has 500Gb more hard disk space), with a separate graphics card - a £50 HD4670 click here perhaps, saving you £50-60.
Good spot OTT_B. That looks similar to a PC another member was going to buy, but which cost £230 extra with a dedicated soundcard & 19" monitor! G