First I'll start by putting out the disclaimer that i did not spend anywhere near the amount the parts list has totaled out... If you are also looking to get a PC somewhere in the same ballpark as what i have, dont be immediately discouraged by the price as a lot of it can be purchased on sale/bundled for a lot less...
description: delidded kabylake 7700k w/ Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra. dropped temps underload avg of 15 deg. c. Running moderate overclock @ 4.9 ghz, under load does not break low 70's. [1.3v vcore]. Running on XMP profile to 3200 on the ram. Moderate OC on the 1070 (1863 MHz, 9342 MHz Memory).
PC is damn quiet w/ fans optimized during normal to medium useage. during intense gaming i use headphones so i crank it all up to 100%. I have a bunch of spare deadener laying around from a car audio install-- so it was used on the front face + windowed panel of the case.
Fidelio X2's are ran off of amp\dac Schiit Stack combo. I use them for 80%+ of the time due to their expansive soundstage and i am a sucker for their signature. ( i use a set of modded fostex t50rp mk3's as my closed cans). The built in speakers in the monitor are mediocre at best so I rarely use them.
To answer questions: (repost from comment submission)
The delid was incredibly straight forward and wasn't difficult at all to do. The rockit88 tool is practically fool proof and unless you're incredibly unlucky, i'm sure it'll work for anyone who uses it. I used liquid metal ( Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra). 15c is quite a good drop for what it cost and difficulty of the entire process. Prior to building the PC i was contemplating doing liquid/water cool, but the $$$ per performance gain really couldn't justify the extra costs. The D15 is a tried and true champ. In my mind, why spend 3x more on liquid cooling over air--when you can just spend ~40$ to delid and get just as great of results... the thought of strapping 300$ liquid cooling on an inefficient stock thermal compound just made me cringe.
The headphones were 250$ from amazon when they were on sale. (actually this i the price that they are right now 2/7/17). They punch well above their class/price and i seriously think they might be one of the best bang for buck headphones aside from sennheiser lineup.. but it really depends on your audio tastes. They are hands down one of the best multi-purpose cans anyone can buy-- they are low impedance meaning they can be driven without the need for a standalone amp. Their open design make them incredibly comfortable for long periods of time (I can wear then for 4+ hours without issue..)