Just looking for some input here as this is my first DIY build.
PURCHASE DATE: within 1 week
BUDGET: $1000 (before any rebates)
USAGE: media (general, including encoding), surfing, occasional gaming, work from home (ArcGIS Desktop)
NOT NEEDED: monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse
PREFERRED SUPPLIER: newegg.com
PARTS PREFERENCES: none, just reliable and reasonably priced
OVERCLOCK: possibly in the future (never done it)
COMMENTS: Does not have to be super quiet. Looking to add one or two more 5.25" drives and possibly one SSD in the future. Would like to dual-boot with Ubuntu 10.04 as well.