Micro Mart is a weekly mag costing £1.60. I don't think you have been conned as £40 is about right for what you got. I would suggest that you save your money on upgrades as the present PC has obvious limitations. Buy a base unit as suggested. Lots around for around £300. Nova Tech is a good co and make good stable PCs with good support from my personal experience. You can start to gain some knowledge about PCs as you go along and you won't be ripped off again once you know what you are looking for. We were all there once.