Originally Posted by qTAP
wow, thats real amazing!
It's really not that hard. Just plan a budget out (mine was a bit more generous at $200 originally), then allocate portions of the budget to each component.
Once you're done, make a "Wanted" thread listing out exactly which parts you need and what price you're willing to pay for each. The prices I listed in my post are very realistic, and as long as you don't care about overclocking abilities, you should be able to find the same parts for the same prices with some diligence.
Finally, being an enthusiast community many of us get caught up with the best video cards, but sometimes we forget that for basic uses (even watching videos), integrated graphics are more than enough. You can easily save money by using an integrated graphics chip and foregoing a graphics card
Of course, you're going to have to forego some of the luxuries you're used to with a build like this (getting used to non-toolless designs was a bit painful, both emotionally and physically. I've the cuts on my fingers to prove it!), but the price/performance value really cannot be beat, IMO
Hope it helps!