Originally Posted by ephemera
Tell us what you budget's like and maybe someone will be able to provide more helpful advice.
Thanks. Like said, budget is less relevant than hardware that just works. That means, I don't plan to buy a EUR 1000 system, but it's also not the case that I care about 10 or 20 EUR more or less. I need to have a system of quality components, that is guaranteed to work (from the hardware perspective): I want to learn FBSD, not have to worry about hardware that conflicts/doesn't work under FBSD.