Was originally going to try a Corsair Carbide Air 540 behemoth build but then did a complete 180* and wanted a compact system to slot in my home theater.
Actual cost of the build to me was closer to $1000 + the SSD (pulled from old work laptop) and the peripherals (all several years old now)
Heat BF4 Ulta: http://i.imgur.com/KHUIUZz.png
Heat Furmark: http://i.imgur.com/obY2b6G.png
Heat Idle: http://i.imgur.com/U9iFDak.png