I'm really not a computer whiz but my current computer is knackered. I'm looking for a computer to play most games on medium settings. I have a £500 budget this must include the desktop, OS and delivery.
you should get the following config because the gpu is too weak too play any modern game-
asus P8Z77-V LX-86.89
Kingston 4GB 1333MHz DDR3-X2 -16.69X2
sapphire hd 7850 2gb-181.97
Barracuda 1TB 7200rpm SATA Drive-65.99
Antec Three Hundred Two-50.25
Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2UK Builder Series 600W Power Supply-54.22
you can decrease the cost by going with a smaller hdd, hd 6870 , or a worser motherboad
all prices are ex amazon uk
this one is the better as it has a dedicated GPU. not a very good GPU, but not totally lame. you should be able to play most things on High Setting a 1600x900 or less. 1080p will tax it to much for most games and you need to drop to med/high and turn down the AA/AF settings.
I'll say it again, I do not know much about computers, I will defiantly not be able to make one myself!
then your second choice is probably the best, but still requires the OS (WIN7/64 home) which will put you slightly over your budget. I looked around on Amazon and that seems to be about the best deal in that price range. there are cheaper ones, but they are w/o good graphics and the power supplies are probably less than spectacular.