Thanks in advance for any and all comments! I appreciate it.
P.S. If any one has recommendations about which thermal paste is best(artic vs mx vs tuniq etc), and things like space restrictions due to size of gpu vs RAM vs aftermarket cooler would also be appreciated. Im building this from the ground up with only theoretical knowledge so any of your wisdom would be great . Thanks again!
If you want to save a few bucks, unless you want it for high-end photography, or design, there is no real advantage to i7 (over i5). Most things, including gaming, don't really benefit, and won't do, at least for a few years.
If it were me though I would get the i5 3570k as it's $85+ less and you can put it on a SSD, also lower the watts on the PSU but stick with seasonic, go to about 550w and you'll save $30 so in the end you save $115 you can get a SSD.