Update 7/25: A friend of mine had a prebuilt system that had the I7 in it. His moms cat peed in his computer (he wasn't home complete F) so she paid half for him to get a new one and he was going to throw the old system away. I told him if he was going to throw it away i would like to just take it and see if the processor was still good (shooting on a limb since the MOBO was fried like fried chicken). I plopped the processor into the existing motherboard, started her up and ran the setup and she powered on within 5 minutes. I am running the stock intel cooler on it and it doesn't go above 65 cel. I also had 16g of 1600mhz ram due to upgrading my main right to 2400mhz. Compared to the old setup of a g3258 and 8g of ram this thing hauls now. Just need a SSD and i'll be set. Soon i'll be upgrading my main rigs graphics to the 11xx/20xx series and will throw a 980ti in this to complete the ultimate home HTCP.
My girlfriend has been wanting to get into gaming with me. So I did some research on parts for her and I had a budget of around 500~ and this is what i came up with. All the parts were picked up from micro center for there "build your pc" month. Haven't fully tested everything but I am very happy with the way this computer runs. Booted up on the first try and loaded windows with no hiccups. She loves this computer. She is running my old asus pb248q 144hz monitor and absolutely loves it. Very solid build, the memory wanted to program with the motherboard @1333hz but i put it back up to the 1600hz via an oc. The temps have been great. Ran the CPU under 100% load for about an hour and it peaked at 65 degrees Celsius. The processor is overclocked to 4.2 ghz @1.32v