PC Parts Picker List
Right under your price point if you build it and building a computer isn't difficult and you really can maximize your money for 2 grand. inb4 essay
i7 4770K Haswell - Haswell is great, good power consumption just overall great CPUs the K means its unlocked, but Haswell aren't the best for Overclocking because when you do they put out a shit ton of heat.
EVGA GTX 780 - Best out right now, bit steep at 500 bucks, but if you want to save money you can snatch up a 760 or 770 and probably be fine. EVGA makes very very good cards. and the 760 and 770 will more then fit your needs. (Maybe use the money saved from buying a 770 or 760 to get a nice monitor or two)
32GB G-Skill (At least 1866mhz) Ram - ram is ram honestly, besides the clock speeds and a lot of other factors, ram has shot up in price because ram producers are more focused on non desktop ram as that is where the market is shifting, and a fire in a plant that produces ram a few months ago. I personally use G.Skill ram and love it, also you might as well shell out for a higher clock speed. 32 is a bit overkill and you could probably get away with 16, hell I run 8 in my system. The motherboard i picked is also a duel channel motherboard which mean you should upgrade and purchase ram in packs of 2, triple channel is also some what common and in that case make sure you get 3 sticks at a time for the best efficiency.
256GB SSD - 480 gigs will rape your budget and isn't worth imo, 256 is plenty as you can always buy more when prices come down or a sale hits, do research on SSDs as they vary drastically. Intel makes great ones (for a huge price) and Samsung and Kingston are ones I've heard good things about. SSDs are nice because they are fast as fuck and silent.
HDD - Get anything you have money for or that's on sale. You can pick up cheap as fuck WD caviar blue 1 TBs for like 0 bucks on Newegg at just about any time, as well as Seagate barracudas, both are decent drives and do what they are suppose to do.
CPU Cooler - Id go with the corsair H series, good low budget water cooling, the H55 or H50 are only 1 fan radiators which makes them not as powerful as a duel fan but makes them much quieter and half the price. The case I picked can fit either I believe though.
Case - Fractal Cases are awesome, I picked a full tower but you could probably get away with a mid-tower as both would fit the ATX motherboard and the huge video card, pretty much look at a case you would want in your price range. Look for good cable management options, space to put your radiator, airflow, and make sure your motherboard size fits in the case.
Motherboard - This one is hard for me as I don't know specifically what features you want. As a first time builder its nice to go towards ASUS or Gigabyte as they both has good easy to follow BIOSs, and great build quality with a huge list of features. AsRock is the brand you want if you're going on the cheap. I recommend ASUS but Gigabyte is good as well. Look for the Sata(Hard Drive and Optical Drive connectors, look for Sata III) Ports you want as well as just look a the feature list. Most ASUS intel socket board have built in wifi so you don't need to get a expansion card.
Power Supply- You don't need to go crazy big on it, but you want at least 80+ Gold in terms of efficiency and reliability. The corsair one i linked is really cool because the fan doesn't spin until it hits a certain percentage of the load. Its an 850W but you could maybe go up to the 1000W(?) if you really needed to but i don't personally think you do.
Monitors - For gaming IPS is terrible, its a great panel for editing and photo because of the color range IPS panels have, but for gaming they have a bit more lag in response time. I got two 23 inch Asus monitors I got on sale from Newegg that I just love but again research is needed for monitors to figure out what you want. 2560x1440 is a decent size but you can get away with 1920x1080.
This is on a 2K budget though, I could probably put something together for 1K is you wanted that as well.