The main purpose for my build was definitely for the kids. They were always losing discs or scratching them up beyond repair. Not to mention the mess and disorganization. Thank you all so much for the help. If I can help anyone else out, I will try.
1. Do I need to throw in some 80mm fans for the case?
2. Do I need an aftermarket cpu cooler? (GeminII or Big Shuriken)
3. I have not used the AMD CPUs is the A8 5600K the best bang for the buck? (vs A6 6600k or Intel G2120+discreet GPU) I want to do 3d 1080P. Possibly light gaming.
4. Price savings anywhere?
Big Shuriken is not compatible with Ripjaws X (or the one you chose). GeminII M4 is good for Ripjaws X (but not good for the one you chose).
I guess my goals are mainly HTPC. I can rip and encode on the i5-3570k in the previous builds. I may add some gaming, but I haven't had time, and I tend to stick with console gaming for pure ease. No need for extra hdd or such in the box.
So do you think I need after market cooler or additional fans?