Approximate Purchase Date: Probably within the month
Budget Range: <$350 Before Rebates (will upgrade later though)
System Usage from Most to Least Important: seedbox, online accessible server, dvd ripping, dvd watching, possibly nas
Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: cheapest that will work well (enough)
Overclocking: No / Maybe (if stable and worthwhile)
SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 720p
Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC
So I have some money and would like to get a multi-use comp. It would be an HTPC, 24/7 seedbox (just to download/upload for me), online-accesable server, personal proxy, and NAS if possible. I have done quite a bit of research, and have come up with a parts list. For now, I am not buying a cd drive (can install OS from USB), I will save up for a Blu-ray drive.
Thanks everyone for your help. I have 1 last question though. Would it be possible to partition this builds hard drive (prob 500gb/500gb) and use it as NAS for backup purposes? I would probably be running windows 7. Thanks!