CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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1. Picked z77 for since you plan to go sli or crossfire.
2. Picked 750w psu since you plan to keep it open for sli/crossfire.
3. Picked a 7870 to catch up with budget. But you can change it to 660/660ti if your nvidia fan.
4. picked a non-oc cpu since you don't plan to oc. But yes, you can change it to 3570k since you'll have a z77 board, to open it for ocing.
Thanks for the answer, but with amazon / newegg prices that is well out of the budget that i said. I had meant the $700 to include the price of windows 7. If the sli /crossfire really isn't important it was more of an after-thought while filling out that form.