Ok this is what I have gone for:-
Asus A8N-SLI motherboard with 1 Gb network Amd athlon 64 r 4800 dual core processor4gb DDR400 ram Nvidia 3400 Pci express graphic card Liteon dual layer dvdrom, (it was sooo cheap, lol) Floppy drive 250Gb Sata seagate barracuda 550watt PSU Midi tower case WindowsXP 64
Built and tested1 year RTB £2193.00 ex vat
I will add 2 x 74Gb Raptor drives in raid 0 for my local SW working directory and swapfile as I already have these.
Any other improvements to recommend?
Thank you all for your comments so far :-)