Here is the updated build list. I'm thinking that I will stay with the i5 and learn how to over clock at some point in the future if I feel that it is necessary. Thanks to all for the suggestion that I bump up the GPU to a 4GB card. It really didn't change the cost of the rig that much once I shifted some other parts around. Also went to a mid-tower case instead of the full one. Windows 7 also ditched for 8. I'm thinking of saving up a bit more to shell out for a good sized SSD as well to cut out any waiting time.