Planning on building a VR ready PC later this summer, what's your input on this build?

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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/cambrose/saved/y6B8TW
This is what I've picked out so far and I would love to have the opinion of someone more experienced when it comes to PC builds!
One thing I have hardly idea about is the motherboard. I have no clue what to look for aside from whether it's compatible with my build so I'd love some input on that.
In the future I'll probably upgrade to 16GB of RAM once I have the money for it (And if I need it) but for right now, 8GB will be fine.
The graphics card is subject to change but it'll likely be some version of the 1080 depending on what other companies start releasing. Right now I'm liking the looks of ASUS's ROG STRIX 1080.
Anyways, I'm rambling; I'd just really appreciate any thoughts on what's good & whats not. Thank you!
 
MB - You aren't saving much on B150 over H170.
MEM - B150 and H170 are "limited" to DDR4-2133.
CASE - You sure you want a full tower? That is pretty big...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($65.52 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($86.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1417.74
 
MB - You aren't saving much on B150 over H170.
MEM - B150 and H170 are "limited" to DDR4-2133.
CASE - You sure you want a full tower? That is pretty big...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($88.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($65.52 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($86.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1417.74
 

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