Been as you guys were so helpful,thought you would like to know,have now ordered my new computer: Settled in the end for a Dell Dimension 4600 with the following spec:
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 2.80GHz with 533MHz fsb
MS Windows XP Home Edition + Works 7
512MB Duel Channel DDR333 (2X256MB DIMM)
40GB (7,200 rpm IDE Hard Drive
Dell 1504FP UltraSharp Flat Panel Monitor
48X DVD/CDRW Combo Drive
Joystick - Logitech Extreme 3D Pro.
Total price including VAT & delivery is £647
Is that a bargain or not???
Thanks again for all your help
PS: Not prepared to pay £££££ for instillation and transfer. Will attempt the job myself. Grateful for any tips though and help if i get stuck