Im suspicious of the MSI motherboard . That model replaced the G45 which had a habit of melting or catching fire .
There are some Newegg reviews of burning smells etc despite the problems being supposedly fixed
ASUS , Gigabyte and Asrock make better boards with 970 chipsets IMO http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872
$80 after rebate
The rest makes perfect sense to me