:comes back from searching unsuccessfully:
To sum it up:
1) Guy comes on here asking for advice about a system, explains that he can only afford cheap crap
2) Upon hearing (and actually understanding) that the gear he plans to get will not work for his goals, he gets sad. So does everyone else.
3) Lots of CACOers chip in to donate equipment (and I think $$) to him.
4) Guy is super grateful and nice about it all.
The thread was like 20 pages long or something, but I can't find it.