I love the new Vampire Counts models, and so I made an army list that uses them (along with the older ones I like) which is hopefully also competitive:

Vampire Lord on Zombie Dragon with Level 3, Red Fury, Dreadlance, and Flayed Hauberk - 680


Vampire Battle Standard Bearer with Ghoulkin, Summon Ghouls and Claws of Might - 180

Necromancer with Extra Spell, Scepter de Noirot and Dispell Scroll - 120

Necromancer with Black Periapt and Dispell Scroll on Corpse Cart with Unholy Lodestone - 195

40 Zombies - 160

40 Zombies - 160

20 Crypt Ghouls - 160

10 Crypt Ghouls - 80

10 Crypt Ghouls - 80

10 Dire Wolves - 80

10 Dire Wolves - 80

4 Fell bats - 80

5 Cairn Wraiths and Tomb Banshee - 325

6 Blood Knights, Kastellan with Sword of Battle, Standard Bearer with Flag of Blood Keep - 460

Vargulf - 175

Total: 3000 points

I would buy:

Vampire Counts Battalion - $100
Zombie Dragon - $60
Terrorgeist - $60 (As the Vargulf, with the rider as the Ghoulkin Vampire)
Mannfreid von Carstein Mounted - $38 (As the Blood Knight's Kastellan)
Necromancer on Foot - $12 (With the Sceptre de Noirot)
40 Zombies - $70 (Mixed with bits from the Battalion skeletons)
40 Ghouls - $100
20 Dire Wolves - $50
10 Gargoyle Wings $10 (Attached to the Battalion ghouls to make the fell bats)
5 Cairn Wraths and Banshee - $80
5 Dragon Princes - $30 (As the Blood Knights, perhaps with some Undead Bitz)

Total: $610