First build I've made in three years after suffering through a box of compromise and sadness.
This is less of that, and more goodness.
Ended up paying a bit more than current value for the processor, as I bought that first. But snagged some good deals on other items so things balance out a bit.
Debated heavily on splurging on a GTX 980 and decided to go 970 with the intention to SLI further down the road.
Kraken x61 works well and was a breeze to install once you figure things out (very little by way of labeling for assembly), keeps CPU between mid 20C idle, mid 40s under load "Silent" setting. Need to run some more testing, but so far so good.