Here's a build to throw in the ring. Agree with going with z77 and a 3570k. This setup below gives you a better cooler, better CPU, better GPU, more efficient PSU (and more than enough to power the system) all for less (with combos included)
quic change of plans...my budget has been somewhat cut. the top amount I can do is 800-850. I want the computer to be futureproof though and I feel it is going to be hard for under 900. I was barely scraping by woth 950 as a top amount but now I can ONLY spend 850 or under. I still think I should keep the processor and maybe the graphics card.
This build should get you in under your new price cap. You give up an overclockable CPU (and with it the cost of an aftermarket cooler), but not much else. The case is less expensive, but well reviewed, so no worries there.
Case Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower $74.98
Power Supply Antec 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $79.99
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $24.98
I don't know how much it equals to because I can't check. ( post the total If you can) But I think I made away around getting a lower Prccessor. If I have some money left after the total I would get. Radeon HD 7870 2gb. Or a i7 proccessor (only 229 on microcenter) The highes I will go is 860. Post opinions and suggestions about this new build. I would greatly appreciate it. Keep in mind this is my first build.