I've just made it my quest to build myself my first gaming computer. I've looked over newegg and a fair number of other computer retailers and come up with my parts. I just need to hear opinions and tweaks that might help me!
For gaming this is unbalanced. Don't get an i7, get an i5 (same gaming performance). With the 100$+ you just saved, get a better graphics card, like a 7870, or 670. If you want to further save money, I'd get a cheaper z68 mobo and a i5-2500k, then get an even better graphics card. Basically, the difference in gaming between a 2500k and a 3770k is MAXIMUM 5%. Most of the time, not even 1%. Also, the 2500k overclocks better. With the money you just saved you could get a gpu that performs 50% better or even more.
I will be using x4 2gb DDR3 sticks with two monitors at 1900x1080.ANd with regards to that motherboard, don't I need enough power connectors for the case fans and the cpu fan? I really do appreciate the feedback.