I had been looking at parts for 6-8 months and decided to pull the trigger this past week and build a replacement for my current (old) HAF 912 2500k setup. It's been 5 1/2 years since I built that one and I'm hoping to get the same lifespan out of this one.
I went with the Core i7 7700k to increase the longevity of the build. With the MyDigitalSSD BPX being as cheap as they are ($187 if you buy direct), I decided to go with a RAID0. With CrystalDiskMark I see 3.3GB/sec reads and 2.7GB/sec writes. Pretty insane and definitely overkill, but again, with a 698TBW and 5 year warranty, they should serve the entire life of the machine.
The motherboard is a full featured ASUS and it was good to work with. It had everything I needed and enables expansion in the future. Native NVME RAID0 was also a nice bonus and enabled my storage buy described above.
The case is what took me the longest to choose. I had gone back and forth with the Corsair 400C (and 460x variant), the Evolv, and a few others. The recently released Black/White Tempered Glass edition of the Phanteks P400S finally won me over. It also set the color scheme for the build. Perfect size without being too big. The built in IO, RGB switch, and fan controller and nice additions; especially at the price point.
Overall, I'm very happy with the build. I'd be happy to hear your comments! Thanks!
Update: I started to do some benchmarking last night (RealBench) and let's face it, the i7 7700k runs hot. I was doing a modest overclock (4.7Ghz at 1.232v) and I was still peaking at 90+ C. I also noticed the H7 fan was clicking as it spun down to a lower rpm. For those two reasons, I've decided to switch out my CPU cooler to a Corsair H115i. This way I can make use of the quieter Phantek 140mm fans. I was originally looking at the H110i v2, but I noticed a couple other builds were able to make the H115i fit in the P400S, so I decided to give it a go. Cooler will be here tomorrow, so I'll post updated pictures once I'm done. I'm a little sad to be losing some of the "clean" lines of the build, but controlling heat is paramount.
Second Update (03/20/17): I removed the top 2x 140mm fans as a test and verified temps were actually better without them. The front of the case restricts airflow so I also picked up some Noctua NF-A14 3000 rpm fans (10mm static pressure!) which I installed today. I think I may now also grab a Noctua 120mm for the exhaust to help keep up. Builds are never truly finished!