After a rather long 'desktop-building-experience' hiatus, a new Asus motherboard (Z270A) and Corsair 100R case (no need for any fancy cases here!) on order...
As I'm ordering things on Amazon and waiting for them to arrive, the parts acquisition will be spread out over a month or so, but, once case and MB arrive, will order 7600K or 7700K (haven't decided yet if I wanna spring the extra $100+ or not....), 32 GB of Corsair DDR4, a Corsair 650 watt PSU (not sure if will ever need more than one gpu), and, even a simple GPU will go on order after rig is built.
*(As I like to tinker in virtual machines and assorted hypervisors, I might just spring for the extra $120 for the 7700K's hyperthreading and couple extra hundred MHz, as this desktop will need to last a few years!)
Will re-purpose my 850EVO for a main drive (from my laptop), holding off on a Samsung 960EVO purchase to see if the stupid Intel Optane SSDs are ever going to release; I'd hate to pony up money for the 960 EVO and then have the Optane release one month or so later, and be cranking out 5000 MB/sec sequential numbers or something!