System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com
Location: California, USA
Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter.
Overclocking: Maybe. I don't know how to overclock really.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: I want to play @ 1920x1080
Why Are You Upgrading: My current PC is a store-bought piece of crap and all my games look like minecraft on it.
Additional Comments: I want to play games on High or Ultra. Graphics are the most important. I want it to be somewhat future-proof for at least a couple of years, if possible. This is my first build, so any suggestions/recommendations would be great. Anything can be changed except for the CPU, I already bought it.
I personally wouldn't purchase the Sabertooth - it's expensive, overrated, and the thermal armor is a heat trap. Get the Gigabyte Z77X-UD4 TH instead - it's $50 cheaper and overclocks the same. Then use the difference and get the 256GB OCZ Vector for your SSD. Otherwise everything else looks good. You don't really need to pay the money for the full Windows, you can get the OEM version and be fine.
This is what i think is best... you can go higher by buying a Crucial M4 256GB and a much better CPU cooler and i better motherboard, but the UD3H is more than enough... you are under your budget and if you want you can add a second radeon 7970, not that you will need it...