Thanks for the responses.
intel SRT is for increasing the speeds of HDDs right? it would be of no use if i already have an ssd?
Also to explore all of my options, if I get an H77 chipset (aprox 40$ cheaper) and buy the k version of the i5 (+40$) would i be able to overclock it with that chipset?
basically its the cheapest mobo that is z77 that i could find on futureshop (where i get a disc) http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/gigabyte-gigabyte-mvp-atx-motherboard-ga-z77m-d3h-ga-z77m-d3h-mvp/10235537.aspx?path=0ca571b869040e778fab5db4cc172c24en02