My old PC just died on me, this evening in fact, and I am looking to get one that can handle hd video and audio by running a hdmi cable from my pc through my amp and back to my tv. I am a bit of an audiophile and want my new pc to have awesome sound quality. I have not bought a PC for 4 years so I have a vague idea of a set-up but am not sure what will/will not work. I have read some of the other posts on here about this sort of pc but they are out of my price range unfortunately.
I am definitely not going to be using it for gaming at all but want a system that can handle multi-tasking with ease. I have a tb external and have salvaged 250gb from my late lamented pc but another tb would not go amiss.
My budget is £500-£550 max. What set-up do you recommend. I don't mind if it's a bit noisy my old one sounded like a steam train for the last 6 months. Also the simpler it is to get it all hooked and friendly with my other tech the better.
Ta very much in advance.