Very Nice Build ! With your budget I'd go with an i7 even though if you only plan on gaming, you won't see a real difference. I just have a hard time building an i5 with the other top of the line components you have !
Besides that, you're going to enjoy this !
Post pictures asap !
Yeah for what i am doing i7 is just not needed.It was tempting to go that route and snag 12 gig of ram or even a higher end MOBO and stick 24 gigs lol just save up for another 2 months but then the system would never get ordered lol