As far as the hard drive is concerned, I'm focused on 500GB-1TB, 7200 RPM.
I was pretty much decided on Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive until someone told me it was for servers.
It seems like every one I look at has 15%-25% 1 egg reviews: 'dead when I got it', 'died within 6 months', 'terrible packaging; sounds horrible'.
Please help! Thank you. 8D
Suggestions on the rest of my build are still welcome, of course.
First off - do not buy parts based off Newegg reviews, 90% of the people who review products on Newegg are not professionals, you want to read professional sources like Tom's, Anandtech, HardOCP, and Johnnyguru when considering what parts to buy.
As far as case goes I'll gladly recommend the Corsair 500R and Antec 1100 out of those choices.