So here it is, the "EXPERIMENT" as I have called it. Took a few months but finally finished. I'll put a briefish description. Some of the comments here are before I added this description. Any questions just comment.
CPU- simply the best for what I need. I don't need hyper threading so i5 over i7. Overclocked easily to 4.5 @1.2v. I know I will get 4.6 stable @1.25v so maybe at a later date. Temps are fine, the temps I quoted here are highest temp cores as recorded by Aida64, I'm guessing thats what you meant to put there, rather than the Vcore. Got £30 cashback because I got the Ranger Mobo at the same time. If you are in Europe and bought a haswell and mobo in the last two months there is a cashback scheme on through toptechcashback.
Mobo- ROG Ranger has a load of great features, chose this over the Hero because I don't need the extras on the Hero. Comes with loads of free software including RAMdisk ehich I might use in the future with my spare RAM. The Overclocking utility is great for a sighting of the final clock and then just dial back the volts to the minimal stable (with manual volts during stress testing).
CPU cooler- H105 works great but as I will explain later very thick. Not much else to say really.
RAM- some have already questioned my single purchases but just to state. I had 4GB for a while, when the system was first built, added another 4GB for gaming and will add more to fill the RAM slots/ colour coordinate with the mobo.
Storage- SSD because it's fast for booting and will hold Battlefield and map packs for it. Might get an M.2 just for giggles at some point but I am getting 480 write speed so not to bothered. The Samsung is money well spent in my opinion. HDD is the noisiest part of the build because its a low frequency I can hear/feel it with headphones. It's not loud by any means just in comparison to the rest of the build.
GPU - Big card and has pretty lights (which I can't control). stock benchmarks - Firestrike - 9797
current OC (stock volts but stable core clock) - Firestrike 10250 Unigine valley 2515
I will put a bit more of a review when I have benchmarked at stock and OC.
Case- Huge warning to people, the PC partpicker compatibility check does not work with cases and CPU coolers because neither publish either the room required to install a top rad water cooler or the clearance between the top of the mobo and the case roof. Hence, I had to buy some aviation snips and cut a hole in the roof of the case. I actually don't mind the rad on the outside but on close inspection its a bit messy around the edges (showing my poor cutting skills).
PSU- loving the power unit. No fan spin at low temps and it lights up! I might need the 850 or 1000 if I SLi but at the mo it works well.
So yeah I will come back with GPU benchmarks and tidy my cables a bit. I might struggle to manage them though because the case has no more room. Wish me luck! Comments and suggestions welcome. Oh and thanks for reading.
The case mod was so the H105 radiator would fit externally.
Any questions about the zodiac extreme 970 put in the comments.