Total Estimated Cost: $1200 I built this as a gaming and workhorse machine. You'll notice it has an i7-4770k chip, but no aftermarket HSF. This is just cause I was able to get it for cheaper than I could get the non-k version.
A lot of research went into this device.
Case: The case was on sale really cheap and came with 4 fans, which seemed like a great deal I couldn't pass up. Despite claims on Amazon that the front USB ports were garbage, I tested them and they seem to work just fine. I was only able to use 6 mounting screws instead of 8 for the micro ATX mother board however.
I haven't finished building, because I'm still waiting on the SSD, but so far it boots to bios with no issue.
CPU: Clocks in at 3.5 MHz in the bios screen, as expected.
Everything was compatible, no major issues so far. Once I get the SSD I'll install windows and run some benchmarks.