Heres the Pics: http://imgur.com/a/MD3gT
I bought my items in groups over about a months time. This worked well for me. First group was Case + PSU + Ram + SSD($284.96).
Second group was CPU and Motherboard($334.98).
Third group was HD + OS + Optical Drive($157.47).
Fourth was the video card($280.91).
These prices include shipping as well as rebates and combos which comes to $1,058.32.
I received my 280x this morning which finishes off my build except for an aftermarket cooler which is gonna have to wait a week or so. This is my first build and I've had a scare or two...
-First time trying to boot nothing happened. In my frenzy that immediately followed I found that I had not completely pushed one of my sticks of ram in quite enough. Visually you could not tell.
-On first boot to BIOS temperatures slowly rose to past 90c and I wasn't able to turn off the machine before it hit about 97c. When putting the machine together I had reseated my stock cooler. I rotated it so that the cable would be easier to manage and guess I didn't push the pins in hard enough on my second pass. I pushed the pins in all the way and the problem was resolved.
*** I ran prime95 with my stock cooler. My temps after a bit got up to about 90c before I could stop the test. From what I can tell on the internet this is not uncommon for 4670k with Intel stock fan in Prime95. This could be related to having reseated my stock cooler I suppose, however my system idles at about 33c and under a heavy load seems to max at around 70c. I would suggest either not trying Prime95 with a stock fan on your 4670k or at least keeping a close eye on the temps.
I am not all that wealthy and after having lurked around for a bit I decided the only way I could afford something decent would be to purchase a part or two a week. Friends on here and IRL advised this was stupid because by the time you've purchased all your items the are cheaper or there are better ones available, return policies may have expired etc.... The way I purchased my items I believe has worked very well and I believe I wound up getting everything at a good deal. My main concern was being able to return my items should they be defective. By the time I received my second group of parts I was able to boot to BIOS and make sure atleast everything was functional enough for the BIOS to acknowledge it. I am horrible at saving up and would likely never have been able to pull this off all at once. Also would have been totally lost without you beautiful people. Thanks