"Even an i5 3570k is overkill unless you are going crossfire/sli or a dual-gpu card.
60fps average is easy. Never dropping below 60fps is hard or impossible."
These two statements are mutually exclusive. You can not state both of them and be correct on both counts.
Remember last week when I sent you to Tech Report's "Inside The Second" series, and then you didn't read them, and then I urged you a second time to read them? Here's the third time. Go read them. There is extremely valuable information contained within, and it will help you stop giving out bad advice.
"Skyrim with the high resolution texture pack you will want 2GB vram."
1GB is fine for Skyrim at 1080p. Other things will want 2GB shortly, or you need 2GB for super-wide 5760x1080, but your specific recommendation is demonstrably false.
Frank - The $215 i5 3570 or the $200 AMD FX-8350 are both very solid CPUs at reasonable prices. Motherboards tend to be cheaper on the AMD side if you want to shave off another $40 or so, spending $80 instead of $120 for the comparable Intel board. Given how long it will be until you have to upgrade CPUs again, it's worth spending the extra $50 to get one of those two CPUs over their cheaper brothers. The i7 3770 is marginally better, but not $115-130 better.
Listen to Daver at post #4. Dropping settings to Medium-High instead of High gives you 95% of the look with 2-3x the performance in most games. Highest settings are where you'll find the most wasteful settings that don't improve the image that much, but cost a whole lot of GPU time to do it. The 660ti is a great card that will give you a great experience at 1080p. Hell, my 2 year old Radeon 6870 is still giving me a very solid 1080p/60 experience. While I'm about to change that card out for a GTX660 vanilla, it's to get good drivers back in my system rather than any more hardware performance.