Still to do:
Car ($much less, but still noticable)
Food ($varies, but well under $1k)
Utilities ($varies, but well under $1k)
Hard drives ($400, with current plan)
Speakers (Midiland 8200 V2) ($300)
Sound card (TerraTec Aureon 7.1 Space) ($150)
Headphone amp (Headroom Little) ($250)
Joystick (Thrustmaster Cougar HOTAS) ($250)
AV switch(es) for consoles and audio ($70)
. . . and that's it.
Not too bad, all things considered . . . not failing miserably at Topcoder (if I can do it) will blow away a good number of these easily.
Financial aid will help too, as will student loans. If I can get 'em. We'll see.