After an year of 'research', finally pulled the trigger!!
CPU i7 4770k : Have not overclocked it yet, but will do in a month or so. This baby is blazing fast.
CPU Cooler - Corsair Hydro H100i : I was initially not going to spend more than $50 on CPU cooler, but then realized that this H100i was worth it (and the damn logo lights up which looks pretty awesome). Takes up a lot of space, had to remove my top 200mm Fan which I couldn't put anywhere else.
GPU - EVGA GTX 780 SC :First I decided to get an Overclocked GTX760. Then I decided that GTX770 was better and was only ~$100 more. Then I ....bought GTX 780 :P This guy is OC'd by EVGA and looks like a Titan. The logo lights up and you can do all sort of fancy stuff with the Geforce GTX logo LEDs (make it flash, follow your Music beat, map the brightness to the GPU temperature, etc).
Case - CM Storm Stryker : I almost bought a Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow edition, but then realized that lot of people said it was too white and looked cheap. Finally saw CM Stryker on sale and bought it. This is one incredible case. Lot of room, fans, Good cable management, Looks very stylish, excellent paint job, etc. Rotated the fans on the front to face front instead of sideways.
RAM - Kingston HyperX Beast 2133 16GB : RAM prices are so high, but after a good bit of research I went with this one. Looks very nice, good heatsink (not too over the top like some other RAMs). had to overclock the MB to recognize this RAM's default freq. which is 2133.
Motherboard- MSI Z87 G45: This was the most difficult purchase. IF you read the reviews on MBs, its almost impossible to buy one with confidence. But I decided this G45 was reasonably priced, had what I needed, looked bad *** with the black/Red dragon theme. Plus their customer support is terrific. BIOS was easy to use and everything worked.
Samsung SSD 840 Pro : this baby is small and works like lightning. I had heard about SSDs being fast, but ohhh boy, windows start in 10 secs, and shuts down in 4. AMAZING.
Will post some benchmarks when I get time to run them. So far I spent 8 hrs or so putting this thing together, and another 4 hrs for the drivers/softwares and games. Played Battlefield 4 and CoD ghost both at Ultra settings with no issues. Let me know what yo guys think of the system and the cable management. Still have to put the stickers that came with almost all the parts (MSI, EVGA, Intel, Corsair). Don't play on monitors, but on a 80-140 inch 1080p Projector. Bigger is better.