The time has come to upgrade my old computer, and I've got a £500 budget to play with. I'm pretty out of the loop with new components and have been looking around for various deals and can't really make up my mind what to do with it.
I already have all the peripherals + screen.
The things I want from my computer would be gaming, office and movies. Since my old pc sounds like a hoover when its switched on, I'd ideally like my new one to be as close to silent as possible!
I've toyed with the idea of getting a dell but I'm put off by the poor choice of graphics card (unless i doubled My budget for an alienware). I like scans value range, but I don't know which one to pluck for. I'd like an i5, but that would mean sacrificing a graphics card. Would choosing an i3 + graphics card really be the best option long term? I'm not completely against building a computer myself, and I know I'd get better value, it's just it would be my first attempt and I don't really want to mess it up.
Any input or advice would be much appreciated