Thank you for all the info. No kidding! great deals on NCIX, the also have the corsair A70 (push/pull) for $30 and a few good PSU's.
I'll definitely be going for the 120 Gb force 3, and maybe the A70 since its the same price as cm h212+ at ncix
I noticed your note on the mobo, i think i will go with the ROG bcs its about the same price as p8z68pro but includes the AntiVirus, better components and audio and I know I wont be needing the extra silicone for anything, also its red and black! Also even though i can save a lot on the case i love the 400r's look
For the Graphics all I need is the 560Ti Gtx and hopefully with a few tweeks it comes close (within 10 fps) to the 570, enough to strongly justify sticking with it for $80 less
SO, for the build (which might be happening today!), I basically narrowed it down to two versions: 1. Mainly corsair components - $1,111 after MIR 2. Alternate brands w/ identical performance $984 after MIR (beats the budget by $15!)
1. Identical to 1st post except w/ 120 Gb refurb force 3 SSD from NCIX $130
Corsair A70 Cooler $30 NCIX http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=53612&vpn=CAFA70&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1366
Total: $1,111 after MIR
2. Similar to above build except for the following variations:
Gigabyte 560 Ti $239 + $30MIR= $209 - Canada Computers
SSD Corsair Force 3 60 GB $104+ $20MIR = $84 *compromise on storage space but same performance
PSU OCZ Mod x 700w semi modular $85 + $30MR = $55
*there may be an issue with short 8pin connector with this so $5 extra for extension chord
BitFenix Shinobi Case $75
Total: $984 after MIR
Any criticisms/suggestions would be much appreciated!!