Building a pc

i have already made a topic about this but I decided to change my build to 1000$.

Should I keep the cpu cooler or leave it out and get a better psu?
Just posting this to see if any of you can see a better build out of this, it's mainly a gaming pc.

I'm building this
and this one

The first build is for my friend he wan'ts to keep it as close under 1k The good thing is both have an extra drive and higher power supply.

Just giving you options

The 4690k is perfect for gaming.

I would run for the hills before I buy MSI again. ASUS or Gigabyte. ASUS Gryphon or Max. Gigabyte UD5/UD7/Gaming 5/Gaming 7 boards are top notch. I see you are trying for the 970 but don't forget the 3.5GB of highspeed RAM with .5GB slow RAM issue. Maybe you should consider a 290X for the same price.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($47.99 @ Mwave)
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Newegg)
  • Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Amazon)
  • Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
  • Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($333.98 @ Newegg)
  • Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
  • Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
    Total: $1059.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-14 14:54 EDT-0400

I agree with @LinuxMaster9, better to choose a Asus or Gigabyte board, maybe an Asrock. MSI boards tend to have a lot of features and are priced very well, but i've seen too many fail or even catch fire - not even joking about the last one. Also the 290x Os the better pick if you ask me.
I would maybe swap the SSD for a Crucial one and save you a bit of money.

I'd switch out that power supply for a better performing one - one with better voltage regulation.

I have also had bad experiences with my MSI mobo. Gigabyte and Asus and ASRock have been much better picks for me.