Thanks to everyone for their input so far, it has been a learning experience. I wanted to post the original build idea with the current revisions to show the evolution and to ask for input on if my reasoning for the changes is sound:
New items from Newegg:
Cooler Master HAF 912 Blue Edition - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case ~ $60
CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced - Gaming Mid Tower Computer Case with Carrying Handle and Windowed Side Panel - Black ~ $90 ($65 with rebate)
Reason: Better matches motherboard red scheme for appearances sake
ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ~ $200
ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ~ $200
Reason: Increased overclock performance and features at the expense of on board wireless
Reason: Chose to not go with the i5 4670K to save about $100, instead I am hoping the hyper threading of the i7 will help with multitasking such as running a game on one screen and other apps on another. Also, future console ports from eight core cpu consoles may make use of the the threading as well.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 ~ $180
Reason: Staying with the 16GB instead of the 8GB to aid in multitasking and make use of the motherboards Ram Disk feature.
I will recommend an i5-4670k with a Corsair AIO cooler eg. H75 or H100i (if you can afford it, otherwise the H75 is a great performer). Also try a GTX 770 with the i5. It will give better performance, as i7's are for video editing and higher-end performance. For gaming, the i5 is the limit of what games can use. RAMDisk isn't the best thing to use, as you can only allocate ~8Gb and still be left with the comfortable cushion of 8Gb for other software. Also, RAMDisk is cleared when you shut down, so shut-downs take a small bit longer (won't be too long as you have an SSD) so it isn't a permanent storage solution.+