Basement Floor

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Recently found your program on the drive home from work, and love the show.  I am looking to make the basement a more usable area of the house as the family has been/is growing.  I need to start with the floor. It is a poured concrete floor, but has a lot of rise and fall (basement floor to main floor joists have a range of 98"-107").  What would you suggest using to make it level (fabricating floor joists to sit on the concrete with subfloor on top, pouring additional concrete on top of current material, etc)?  I am looking for both the most economical with ease of application options.  We are also looking to keep as much of the ceiling height as possible as that is a huge asset for us, so we are wanting to build the floor up as little as possible.  Any help with this daunting task would be greatly appreciated.  

PS Can read on the radio if this is a common question or you feel that it is good for all.