So, after about 10 years out of PC gaming I started this build with 2 main aims:
1) Good performance for reasonable price. (All parts listed including delivery, after cashback)
I bought the parts on special offer over about a month, with reasoning as below. Think I got some good deals:
CPU / i5 6600K: I wanted Skylake as similar price as doing a 4690k build and want to mess about with a little OC, i7 not worth the extra for my needs. Price shown is total for this and motherboard bundle.
Cooler / NZXT x41: Started off with Cryorig m9i, it was ok but got a bit hot at 4.5. Back plate also didn't fit well on the z170i board. Upgraded to the x41, its cooler by about 10 deg, similarly loud and looks awesome.
Motherboard / Asus Z170I Pro Gamer: Good deal with the CPU, seems decent. Price for both recorded on the CPU price.
Memory/ 16GB Kingston Fury DDR4 2400: Was on a good offer, only really need 8GB I think but the price for 16 was good!
Storage / Crucial BX200 240GB SSD: Doesn't get the best reviews, but I'm not interested in transferring large files which seems to be where it performs badly and I got it cheap. Will add additional storage in the future.
GPU: Asus Strix 970. Best deal available for a well reviewed 970. Bought with intention of selling the Tomb Raider code which went easily on Ebay, but got scammed! Lesson learnt, dont sell digital goods using paypal.. Amazon also sent me the non factory OC Strix (I didnt know this existed!) in error and then refunded half the cost when I complained! OC to 1300mhz boost using Asus GPU tweak, seems to report running at about 1400mhz in monitoring software.
Case / Thermaltake Core V1: Couldn't decide between this and the new Suppressor F1. Eventually went for this as it was cheaper and appears to have better airflow with intake through front. Since it arrived I love it, looks better in person than in photo's and so far easy to work with.
PSU: Antec HCG 520M. First ever modular PSU I've had, awesome. I think 520W should be enough, tier 2 so decent quality. Again got it on a good offer, which was the deciding factor. All built and booted to bios first time, which I was pleased with!
Fans: Spectre Pro 200mm seems to push lots of air and isn't too loud, green LED.. Coolink Swif2 80p work fine as exhaust fans, and add some colour.
I also got a 60cm green led strip, but its currently disconnected as I think the x41 looks better with just its own light.
At 4.5 / 1.30v / CAM silent profile:
Asus realbench: 59deg
Need to see if it'll go higher, haven't tried 4.6 yet..
Replaced Cryorig m9i, improved temperatures by about 10 degrees and isn't any louder.
Cheap, looks good, easy to work with.