Cool Master Silent Pro Gold Series 800W, Modular and 80 Plus Gold -159.99 newegg.com
G Skill Ripjaw X 8GB (4gb x 2) 240 pin DDR3 2133 (F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL) 59.99newegg.com
Total=$ 1009.94 + tax +shipping
I did my best to see if I can get a stable and good enough gaming pc with $1000. I know CM for PSU isn't very safe but I wanted a modular Seasonic but I can only find one for X 650w, which I think might be low power for this build. (is my wattage too high?)
the ripjaw X ram should be compatible with the Asus P8Z77. (I think)
Note: I know I'm not planning on overclocking and I chose the 7870OC, but I thought it was a good semi-high graphics card from Gigabyte in that price.
If you are truly not going to OC then why spend the extra money on an unlocked CPU? I just don't get that when people do this. IMO if you buy a K model you best be overclocking that chip. It deserves it, it's begging for it lol. You could get the i5 3450 for essentially the same performance and save yourself 40 bucks or put that 40 into a better GPU like the post above mentioned and then you can get the gtx 670.
And not sure what you exactly meant by stating that you're not going to OC but you're getting a 7870OC. That just means that card is already overclocked from the factory, not that you have to overclock it any more, although you certainly could. Just felt like clearing that up if you were confused.
I actually live in Colorado and I go to Denver every other week to take care of work matters. There is also a Microcenter at Denver (more close to Aurora though) and I visit there when my business is done. So I do understand that bundle deal only works for in store pick up.
I know I said I won't OC, but I did a bit of research and contacted my tech savvy friend for more information about OC today and I realized its something not hard to do (but not easy as well) and maybe worth trying to get the increased performance.
I actually might go with i5 2500k for the cost efficient OC CPU instead.
That was a bad choice on my part (about the 7870OC) and I think going with the GTX 670 EVGA is a better option now since I'm changning the CPU and changing to a more suitable motherboard at a lower price. I wasn't really confused, but I just chose that since it seemed like a good GPU with that price (not to mention the only one at store).