I started planning this build not too long before ordering the parts... a few revisions and a last minute change from an AMD to this i5-4690k led to my first PC build. Most of these parts are pretty standard (nothing extraordinary), and the case is a bit much (looks like its missing a few wheels and a racetrack); but damn, I love everything about this. I'm glad I had an enthusiast friend to help answer questions because I am definitely impressed.
I ended up paying about $1050 with shipping and tax, and the pictures were taken before my Hyper 212 evo came in so right now the case doesn't look so empty.
Two months later and not much has changed, this thing is a beast for its price. In retrospect, I would have gotten a nicer case, and more power for the PSU. Why? I plan on picking up a second GTX 970 and would rather not push my 500w PSU.
As of now, my only problem is my xbox that I haven't touched since...