$2k for an energy efficient powerhouse

you could wait for the 3xx series to come out (970 and 980 will possibly become cheaper) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $368.32 @ TigerDirect Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.89 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $80.95 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $157.89 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Canada Computers
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $148.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $678.98 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $124.98 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1834.97
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1814.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-20 07:10 EST-0500
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