Everything went pretty much perfectly. Still in the process of overclocking though, and the ASUS Z97 is giving slight trouble. First overclock worked after the system posted and attempted booting a second time. Second overclock failed so MemOK then set back to previous. This is while using the EZ setup wizard. Planning on tweaking the overclock up slightly higher to a relatively usual 4.5 from the auto 4.4, overclocking the G.Skills as high as I can, and getting things to run just right.
The ASUS UEFI is quite amazing for a first-time builder while still having all the option you will need available. I'm definitely going to play around until I get things just right, but for now the system is running without any problems. One thing to mention might be that the cable running to the 970 rubs against the window a bit unless it's pressed down pretty well. Not really an issue, obviously.
At stock settings, the CPU runs idle at around 26 C average (And today was rather hot considering the AC broke). Everything operating at their usual temps, and the CRYORIG H7 is honestly performing a little better than I actually expected. Will be adding a few 140mm case fans and upgrading to the slightly more capable CRYORIG cpu fans than the stock. But I should add that overall, this entire system has great appearance. With some minimal customization, it will look amazing <3