I think the video card may be slightly overkill mind... I'm not much of a gamer, and definietly won't be playing much up to date games on this rig. It'll probably be just for Stepmania, and a few emulator sessions here and there.
I probably will go for a Core 2 Duo since they're cost effective, but a cheaper one would suffice.
Memory, around 1GB would probably do fine.
A dedicated sound card would also be needed, since on-board won't do this kind of game justice, and may just lag.
My system in my sig runs it very very well, with no hiccups. Its what I run it on at the moment, but its upstairs. I need one downstairs now, so I can play without having to have the floorboards breaking
Hmm... I'm guessing around £350 to be around my maximum I'd spend. May not seem like a lot, but we'll see what we can come up with.
Thanks muz too
I think I am looking for a Core 2 though for the moment since its the most up to date, if I want to do some rendering, etc with the PC overnight for example.
As for picking it up, I think I'll have it all delivered
Microdirect are great for that, and haven't had anything go wrong.
If I got for example this, which is the cheapest Core 2 available:
Intel CPU Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8GHz
Would that be faster than what I have on this rig?