I may spend a little more on the parts and spread the purchases over 2 or 3 months. Hardware in January and the OS in February.
My parts list:
AMD Athlon II 95 watt quadcore, socket AM3
ASRock motherboard (uses 1.8V DDR2 memory, 16 GB max)
Corsair HX850W Professional Series Modular PSU (This is the one in my Core i7 desktop)
Lancool K7 metal boned mid tower case by Lian Li (Same as my Core i7 box) - 19.5 pound case!
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit OEM
I have an identical DVD burner to the one in my Core i7 box, plus 1 x 1 TB SATA2, 2 x 2 TB SATA2, a 500 GB PATA, nVidia graphics card, WiFi card. PS/2 mouse, PS/2 keyboard, Logitech speakers, and a 22 inch flat panel monitor. All of these get ported to the new case. I also have both 8 and 16 GB DDR2 on hand.
I decided to replace my Lian Li 15 bay full tower server case, which is feeling its age.