I just picked up a set of pioneer SP-FS52 towers and they are really nice. Audioholics recommends the pioneer speakers as the best choice for those with a budget under $2500 . If you wait for deals amazon sells them at a nice price.
Speakers and receiver are amazon sale prices which come and go.
2- SP-FS52 - $200
1- SP-C22 - $70
2- SP-BS22 - $100
Denon 1613 - $300
HSU STF-2 - $350 regular price
So it would be ~1020 if you waited till things go on sale.