I've asked people to rate my specification a lot before but I can't seem to get it right. I would like something that can run modern games like Battlefield 4, etc quickly if not very quickly. I'm not sure if I feel safe building it although I know about Youtube videos, so I don't mind if you suggest Pre-built PCs, Custom made ones or a list on a website like PCpartpicker.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Hopefully by the end of 2014.
Budget Range: £550-£600 if possible.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Main usage would be for gaming, however I like to watch movies as well so I would like a Blu-Ray, DVD and CD optical drive.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, I would prefer windows 7.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't really have any preferred ones, perhaps mainly amazon for a PC I would build but no real preferences for a pre-built/custom PC.
Location: Close to London, England.
Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, If it can somehow fit within the budget.
Your Monitor Resolution: The monitor linked above is: 1920x1080.
Additional Comments: I would like the case to be quite colourful and interesting to look at, not just a black box. As well as this, I would also like an optical drive capable of running Blu-rays, DVDs and CDs. I would like most games I play to run quite quickly on medium settings, or higher. If it "needs" to be done then I would look into any specifications that fall a bit over budget.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current laptop cannot run anything very quickly or play Blu-Ray DVDs.
Thanks for all and any help I receive, I hope I'm not being too demanding.