Hello, I was about to take the plunge but decided it might be a good idea to get some other opinions, as i'm a bit of a girl when it comes to spending money. Set myself an £800 budget which I’m currently just about below.
Sapphire HD 4850 Toxic Edition 512MB GDDR3 Dual DVI HDTV Out PCI-E Graphics Card - £154.38. I know the 4850 has some heat issues and as I don’t have a lot of experience in modifying graphics cards, thought getting a pre modded one may be a safer choice. http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146872
LG W2242S 22" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 8000:1 300cd/m2 5ms VGA Black 3 Years Onsite Warranty - £128.95. I’m slightly worried monitor wise as this seemed like a very good deal for the price / brand / size , but would it be a wiser choice to spend a little more? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/149336
The machine will be for general use and gaming, decided on a quad core for future proofing purposes. Some gentle overclocking may occur. With a few extras it currently totals £793, but there may be some wiggle room for updates if need be on the £800.