Help on MOBO, Gaming Rig <3

Sup guys, my friend pieced together a PC about 3 months ago but then decided not to pull the trigger. I'm currently in the market for a gaming rig and he had the pieces still bookmarked so I asked him for the links. I wanna be able to play games like Guild Wars 2 and anything else coming out afterwards on full blast.

Unfortunately the MOBO he had listed is now discontinued.. I'm trying to keep the PC under $1000 and with the pieces I have listed below, it leaves me approx $130 on the MOBO.

I'm willing to budget on other pieces if you guys feel I need to spend more $$ on a quality mobo. Also, still a noob at building PC's so any help is greatly appreciated guys. <333


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565 (GeForce GTX 560 $244)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 (Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz $220)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012 (CORSAIR 650W Modular Power Supply $125)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236 (Mushkin 120GB Solid State Drive $105)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008 (Corsair Case $99)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191 (Mushkin RAM 8GB $47)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 (COOLER MASTER Heatsink $35)
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  2. For $1K I would suggest something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($379.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1033.91
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-13 00:08 EDT-0400)
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