So this is the build I'm thinking of for my new pc. I don't want to have to really worry about upgrading any of the parts for a long time which is why i want to go the I-7 route. I want to be sure about the compatibility of these parts and if there are any specifics things I have to do with any of them. Also if there are any better options as far as performance or reliability with any of these parts I would be welcome to any suggestions.
An i7 makes zero difference when gaming. There is absolutely no advantage in going with an i7 over an i5 for gaming. i5 is the way to go. If I were you, I would get an ASRock Z77 Extreme4 and an i5-3570k. Also, will an SSD be sufficient? Won't you need an extra Hard Drive as well?