Jack's build is much better. You could drop to an 840 evo instead of the pro, WD Blue instead of black, and drop to 2x4gb RAM (plenty for now and easiest upgrade if/when you want more). That might start creeping towards an GTX 780 gpu, which would be a worthy upgrade, particularly if you're targeting 144fps. Just a thought really, it's a good build either way.
It helped put things into better perspective for my buddy(I hope).
Hes very adamant about keeping the case he wants, I showed him the fractal design r4 (one I own) and a lian li and he basically laughed at it. Case is always personal pref anyway.
Went down to the i5 /w combo mobo and the 770. Also switched the ram and went with suggested psu. Few other switches too.
Thanks again guys, always nice to get helpful posts.