New Hi-Fi for PC and CDs?
I've recently become a regular reader of What Hi-Fi and am trying to learn as much as possible about all the various bits and bobs which make up a sound system.
At this point in time I have (don't laugh) a Technics SCHD510 mini Hi-Fi as my main music system and also as a speaker system for my PC which I use for music playback and occasionally some games. It's getting on a bit now (I bought it when I first started University about five years ago) and as I now have a job I was thinking about buying myself an upgrade as I am sure that I am not hearing the full potential of my music.
Despite reading What Hi-Fi for quite a while, I am still a little unsure of what I should be considering as there seems to be so many choices! I think that as my main interest is listening to music then I am not in the market for a surround system at the moment.
If it helps, I normally listen to FLAC format music (I can't stand MP3s) and would like some decent bass response through a (don't laugh again) Creative X-Fi. I was wondering as this had a digital out whether I could somehow use this to improve the quality of connection between my PC and my potential amplifier?
At the moment, I am not sure about about a CD player, although it could/would probably be something I would add later.
My budget is about £800-1000 (for at least an amplifier and some speakers to match).
I'm sorry if this sounds a little ambiguous and confusing - this is why I would like to ask the experts here what they would recommend for me (if it's possible!)
Thank you very much for any input you can give to this, it would be appreciated.