I know this question is asked all the time, but I would like an answer more specific to my needs and with less guessing on my part. This is my first time building my own PC and I would like to do so for around $700.
I will be using this rig for HD Movies, HD TV, Music, Gaming, and the usual. No overclocking. At least 2 HDMI ports. USB 3.0 would be nice but not necessary. It needs to be as quiet as possible (I have an HP laptop that is loud and pisses me off). I plan to install both Windows 7 and Ubuntu.
Thanks everyone. I probably should have mentioned that I already have an LCD LED monitor and TV, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. Here is what I'm thinking based off your suggestions:
Case: CM 690 II advanced
Processor: Intel Core i5
Motherboard: MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X1K2/8GX
Graphics Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1373-AR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked EE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Power Supply: Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
DVD Burner: DVD Burner LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM
This all comes to $732.92. Is all of this compatible? Are there any other suggestions as far as hardware?