right, this is a bit of an odd one, after a fair bit of googling i can't see many posts like this, work have given me a budget to buy a PC, they said dell, i figure screw that ^^
-purchasing in the next few weeks
-buget (i've been set £400, i reckon i could stretch it to £445) [thats without vat] so about £500-520 after vat
-no sites i've seen have rebates
-pref site would be Ebuyer, but anything reputable and UK based would be fine, play.com, overclockers etc
-usage is general and IT work, ie most of the office suite always open and in use, web for research, random applications, basically lots of CPU, Ram, Network and HDD usage, the most use the gfx card gets is photoshop so on board would be fine or £15 slot filler ^^ (i know onboard can hog core resources)
can probably dig up/borrow
-maybe psu and case (if someone can suggest a very reliable and sub £20 psu that'd be cool ^^) case is £10?
no part preference
overclocking - maybe - but limited, it'd be embarrasing if i broke anything, and ideally i want it to be quite stable [i've not done it before but i'm not against it if trusted guides are linked ]
res is 1440x900, i'll keep that screen for a while, and subtly winge for a new one after the next project ^^ res doesn't effect desktop too much
I don't know if you'll want to put a dedicated graphics card into this, or what card that would be and how much it would cost, but I'm confident that there would be enough room left in the budget to get a case and reliable power supply. And if you decide against doing that then some of these, the CPU primarily could be upgraded.