Happy 4rth my friend. This is one of those days I am proud to have served in the U.S. Submarine Forces. MM2(SS) USS Barbel SS-580, USS New York City SSN-696, and commissioned the USS Pittsburgh SSN-720.
Yea, I was looking at both air and liquid coolers. I read that with most liquid coolers you don't have to worry about motherboard/memory size because it's smaller footprint. I think I had a Corsair H110 on my old build and I really beat it up and it never came close to leaking.
As for the CPU, I wanted to stay in my 250$ budget and that is the best I could find for the money. The lowest i7 I can find is 360$ Also, I was going with on board graphics as a fail safe incase I can't get my GPU drivers to work at first. My plan is to upgrade in 5 years so I don't mind buying mid-range now.