It's user interface is pretty horrendous, but the system underneath it is an improvement over Windows 7. Considering that interface is probably going to be improved with 8.1 (or with 3rd party programs already available), I see no reason not to.
That, and it's "newer", so it's going to have a longer support from Microsoft than older OS. --- Copyright free literature available at http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page... otherwise known as Tex-Mex
I've swapped the RAM for: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9-1600MHz-Vengeance-Memory/dp/B004CRSM48/
Because apparently the RAM I listed isn't even sold here.
The A10-6800K supports up to 2133 MHz RAM and if you're using the iGP, the faster your RAM, the better. I wouldn't use the RAM you listed over the one in the OP. In fact, I'd probably suggest even faster RAM than the one in OP, if possible.
Processor: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Hard Disk Drive: 500GB - 7200 RPM Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H ATX FM2 Optical Drive: Lite-On 24x CD/DVD Burner Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply Unit: 450W Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
This totals to £~470 ($712 according to Google). (Also planning on putting a graphics card in when possible) Can anyone improve it whilst not increasing the price?
CPU - Same RAM - More RAM, dual channel, faster HDD - More storage MB - Same ODD - Same (But LG brand) Case - Same PSU - Not sure what PSU you've selected exactly, but this build has a Corsair Semi-Modular unit OS - Windows 8 (but could be the same, if you prefer)