Been planning this build for half of 2017. Knew these processors were coming out towards the end of the year and was intrigued by it. When Ryzen was released, I almost pulled the trigger on a 1700. I decided to wait and see what cards Intel would deal. I would say the 8700k is the king of the mainstream processors right now. Though hard to come by, I was able to snag one on amazon for $370. Not really too keen on liquid cooling, so I went with the nicest looking air cooler money can buy (in my opinion). I'm not to happy with the gigabyte board. It was a Newegg exclusive and I was able to get it for $100 on Black Friday after a rebate, but the bios is garbage and so many other finicky things don't work like they're supposed to, but for $100 I can't really complain. The ram was a given. Gotta have that rgb ram. Was able to snag it on Newegg during Thanksgiving week for $170. I also was able to get the 960 pro for $240 during Black Friday. I already had the other drives from previous builds. I'm a light gamer, so a 1060 does the job for me no problem. I get well over 60fps in ever game I play in 1080p. I mainly use my pc for video production and audio production. The 8700k slays at both and the 1060 is there in the background helping. For my case, the meshify C was the obvious choice. I even got it for $70 during black Friday. Airflow is superb and looks are even better. To end the build I got some cablemod extensions for cheap and the NZXT hue+ for case lighting. Overall I think it turned out pretty sweet.