You can certainly do it for cheaper than £1000. Have a look at the Intel i5 or i7 processors. 8 Gb Ram will be fine. 1 Tb HD as main or secondary to SSD.
Browse some of the manufacturers eg Novatech, Chillblast, etc.
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