Hello, i'm a music producer who wants to set up a home diy pc. My budget is $500.
It needs to have great reliability i.e. good cooling and power supply. It also needs to be able to handle general internet bowsing, light game play (Diablo 3) and watching movies etc. However, I would skimp on the vid card for better cpu/RAM/cooling etc to make it more reliable for audio production and recording.