I actually got a little starry-eyed with labor day deals. I spent a little more time and came out with the list below. I still plan on reusing one of the cases listed above and still deciding on the OS deal.
ATM this puts me at 694.57 w/o shipping or tax.
There is still a $20.00 MIR on the GPU and a $25.00 MIR on the PSU that I didn't add in.
Edit: Meant to add that I generally don't upgrade the CPU in PCs I build. In the last 5 builds, I have never upgraded anything outside of the RAM, GPU, and HDD. Mostly, I have problems tossing perfectly good parts (still have an old AMD Athlon 2800+ barton sitting around here somewhere)
I ended up going with a used asus 560 gtx OC for about $100. anything that my cpu wouldn't bottleneck would have cost the same so i figured i'd just get this one. (note: I went with a pci-e 2.0 card since the 1.1 slot can have issues with a 2.1 card).
This topic can be closed (not sure if I can do that, haha)