I'm pretty happy w/ how it came out. After my NAS bit the dust a few weeks ago, I've been wanting to get a new one built, so I started picking up the stuff/ordering things a week or so ago.
What I ended up with:
Case -- Antec Sonata Proto -- $37. It's a discontinued case, I picked it up at Fry's. It's a nice case, plenty roomy enough. Nice thing was, it had a place to mount my 2.5in OS drive. So I didn't need to pick up a bracket (although it was a pain to mount... Antec could have thought that through a little better).
MSI 760GM Motherboard --- $49. Also picked up at Fry's. They had some pretty good deals on some clearance stufff. My NAS doesn't need to be a "barn burner".. so this was perfect.
2.8gighz AMD Sempron CPU -- $39. Again, not the fastest on the block, but it will serve this task more than adequately. Also picked up at Fry's.
500w Antec True Power -- I have no idea what I paid for this. I've had it for about 6mo when I decided on this project a while ago(this project has been long delayed), I tacked it onto another order I was making for someone else to save the shipping. I think it was around $50
8gigs of 1333 DDR3 --- $34 (caught a sale at TD last week, still going if you're interested: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...135&CatId=4534
Kept my old drives (2, 1.5tb SATA hard drives, 1, 2.5in 80gig SATA drive, the 2.5in drive serves as a drive dedicated to my OS).
This is the first time I've shopped so extensively at Fry's. I was pleasantly surprised at their prices. Usually, I just bought cases there, since cases are so expensive to ship. When I went out there to look at cases, I noticed they had some pretty good deals on Motherboards/CPU's as well.