I built my first wheel last night and just wanted to share it. I used:
Rim: Velocity Chukker 36h (700c)
Hub: Shimano XT 756 Disc
Spokes: DT Comp (double butted)
Nipples: DT Brass
I also have a 32h Chukker awaiting some parts to build for the front wheel too.
I initially wanted to build up a set of Dyads but I had a hard time finding them in 36h, black, NON-machined for a decent price and had a bad experience with a retailer in the process. I got fed up and just ordered the Chukkers which were easy to find in stock and I knew would be very strong and reliable (albeit heavy). It took me about 5 hours start to finish even though I had to re-lace half of it because I had the valve hole in the wrong position. I brought it by the LBS earlier today for them to do a quick inspection because I was a little worried I had over-tensioned the spokes. They were impressed and said it looked and felt perfect, which made me feel good since I had never even trued a wheel before last night. Overall the job was easier and went a lot smoother than I had planned. I can't wait for the first ride on it after work this evening!
I got a lot of great advice and ideas from both current and old threads on this forum, so thanks to all those who contribute!