Note to begin: I don't know the latest hardware options, I haven't kept up with it as of late. Any and all critique is readily accepted. Items I've got to start are: (Note, keeping it right around $900 USD is optimal)
I'm building it for Diablo III and WoW mostly - nothing too insane but I do want it to be upgradeable for future expansion.
Assuming I get an amazing deal on the GeForce, would you still recommend I pay the extra for the MSI card? and more importantly, would the GeForce work well with the build above in place of the MSI card?
also, am I making a good decision to go with this Mobo knowing it doesn't have SLI? (Thinking for the future)
Thank you for your quick replies hapylol! I'm also wondering what I should do on CPU cooling.... As I said, I'm skeptical of liquid cooling - if any of that fails I'm out a computer! Any suggestions aside from liquid cool?
Notarget, Thank you for your suggestion. I'm still very open to any suggested change from the plan - I'm liking the Mobo hapy suggested, the CPU is the one I was wanting as well. Only major difference is graphics card.
NoTarget, I'm willing to go a bit over budget because I'd rather pay more up front and have something that lasts longer than have to upgrade again next year XD (What happened last time). As it stands my build is looking right around $1000 (before changing case and RAM). I'm researching the option you put up for the RAM and the cases now-- I like Corsair products a lot. The 400R may be an option for me, I just wonder why you say better quality than the one I posted? Reviews for it were good, and I get that Corsair is an amazing brand, but what leads you to post that? (Pure curiosity, since I'm building in the next week)
CM 922 isn't a bad case, I just think it has a cheap, plastic look to it (this is my opinion of course).
The cable management in the Corsair is superior, comes with USB 3.0 front panel connectors (your Z77 Pro3 has native front USB 3.0 support). Accessible Dust filters. I prefer the fully black interior as well but again that's a personal preference.
Noted, I hadn't looked at any pictures - just read specs. I certainly like the looks of the Corsair and it seems to be a great option (a bit cheaper too as you noted). I'll plan to use that case then. I like how the cable management is pretty much the same but the Corsair has nice spaces for the cables to go into (similar to liquid cooling holes on the back of many cases). I also LOVE the black painted interior.