Originally Posted by Totenkopf
Don't buy it off the shelf.
I was going to say the exact opposite
With the nightmare I had on my last "DIY".. I'll buy a Dell next time (PC wise). I don't have the time, patience or enough ibuprofen to go through that headache again. However, I digress..
What budget and time devotion can you dedicate Prime
? Spec-wise, for what you're wanting shouldn't be very daunting. Many capable machines (or parts) are out there and it doesn't look like you want a box geared towards animation, editing or heavy folding/rendering projects. Still, just a few minor guidelines you can give would help without making you build a beast like I made last year.. hehe.