Here's the list of items I have ordered as of right now:
Intel Core i3-3225 Ivy Bridge $144.99
ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP $79.99
nMEDIAPC 6000B HTPC Case $71.99
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 400W Power Supply $49.99 after rebate
LG Blu-ray Burner (WH14NS40) $54.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) Desktop Memory $24.99
Seagate Barracuda 3TB Internal Hard Drive $89.99
Ceton InfiniTV 4 Cable TV Tuner Card $159.00
Samsung 830 128GB SSD $89.00
Microsoft Windows 7 $91.10
Shipping and Handling $27.32
Assassins Guides $25.00
So far my build totals $908.35 and my goal was to stay and $1,000. I still need to pick up a wireless keyboard and I already have a Logitech Harmony One remote. Once I read more through the guides I may need some addtional software to get everything complete.
Once everything arrives i plan to take a day or two of vacation and hopefully at least get my first HTPC up and running. I have to use vacation days as my wife is already giving me a hard time for reading this forum and Assassins guides every night for a couple weeks.
Wish me luck!