A friend of mine is looking for a new PC. He wants to spend no more than £500 .
He isn't really looking for massive power (of course if possible at that price he will take it). He wants to be able to have multiple hard drives, possibly a couple of optical drives.
PS this is just for the base unit, peripherals are not needed.
The question is what companies would you recommend looking at?
PCSpecialist, Cyberpowersystems, Chillblast, CCL, Novatech etc. etc. There are a lot of them around. Just look for a roundup of the sort magazines do and most of the entries in that are likely to be from companies that custom build systems.