CPU - Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor - $189.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $127.99 @ Amazon
Memory - Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage - Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ NCIX US
Storage - Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $112.98 @ Newegg
Video Card - Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg
Case - Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply - RAIDMAX RX-1000AE 1000W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply $109.00 @ NEWEGG
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $22.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1059.05
After posting a few threads and reviewing everything on this site and reddit buildapc, I have final put this together. My budget was ~$1,000
1. I could definitely get a cheaper case but I am sold on the Fractal Design.
2. I originally had a 650W PSU but the raidmax 1000W is on sale for the exact same price. That leaves the door open for crossfire in the future as well.
3. I haven't decided if I really need the optical drive yet or not.
I am going to sit on it a few more days and keep my eye out for better prices.
Let me know what yall think.