I have a budget of 1K dollars, and would love to go lower, as I can do it sooner that way! I am looking to stream video/TV and dump the cable company as I don't watch that much anyways! I have a processor, I7 940, but need to build around it. The last PC I built was back when Windows Plus was around, so I need some technical advise as well, as I am sure it has all changed.
Wolf's is decent, but if all your doing is watching media, I would swap the AM3 board/CPU for an i3-530/H55 board. They make the best HTPCs right now. I also wouldn't touch the OCZ RAM. It's really hit or miss on what works.