Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)
Budget Range: 400+, don't really have a range as I don't know how to price something as specialized as this
System Usage from Most to Least Important: File Server, Minecraft Server, Playing HD Movies (720p/1080p), Web/Email
Are you buying a monitor: No, will be connected to existing LCD TV via HDMI
Parts to Upgrade: None, full build
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, MicroCenter, TigerDirect, MWave, EVGA
Location: East Windsor, NJ
Parts Preferences: Preferred Brand - ASUS, Preferred Type - MicroATX, Mini ITX (Small Form Factor)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1440x900
Additional Comments: Quiet PC, Must run cool and be able to run non-stop
Why Are You Upgrading: Current PC cannot handle my programs and running my server on top of it
Simply put, I need an Always-On Server that I would be using for Minecraft and as a storage File Server. My current concern is the parts with Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7 as my choices for the build (would prefer Windows 7 if possible). I'm trying to build it so that it's secure and certain research notes, folders, etc. are password protected.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!