So I just put gene c. through ringer. He warned it's easy to get carried away: he's right... (and I'm sorry) What started as a comparison of HTIB systems from Best Buy turned into getting a set online then building a set part by part online. I think I found the receiver I want (Onkyo HT-RC360). However, I'm totally stuck on the speakers: For packages I'm looking at: Energy Take 5.1 Classics $400 MartinLogins MLT-2 5.1 $330 Onkyo SKS-HT540 7.1 $180 Otherwise, I'm looking at an incremental build: Fronts - $200 Center & Sattelites: $400 Sub: $250 What would be a killer build within those price ranges? Or would the speaker packages I'm considering fill the bill. (7.1 is not out of the question based off of my room configuration. I frequent a lot of computer upgrade forums/sites and often times they'll have best mid-range budget systems, then they list off a bunch of configurations that would work well within a price range. I guess that's what I'm going after here. Also if there are sites that do configs within a budget reviews that'd be helpful as well. Well pandora's box has been opened and my girlfriend will be none to happy with this Thanks in advance, JOe K.