I've been trolling for about 2 months trying to figure out a budget system (I'm a recent college graduate trying to get into graduate school). First, I received an Onkyo TX-NR708 as a graduation gift. Then after a ton of reading, saving pennies, and sweet talking the wife, I ended up with a pair of RTi6, RTi4, CSi3, and a PSW505. With all the holiday sales which included free shipping and zero tax (Crutchfield and Newegg), I feel like I got this system at an awesome price.
Thanks everybody for posting knowledgeable information so fools like myself can make better decisions.