I went into this not knowing anything about building a PC. After two weeks worth of shopping for parts, I have built my first PC and it's operational! I think it's going to be a continuous build because I have other things I'd like to add to it. Maybe a second graphics card. Sound card? Speakers? Maybe water-cooling?
I'm currently returning a Samsung monitor because it kind of sucks. The 32" BenQ monitor is on it's way. Hopefully it's better.
The Rosewill keyboard in a few of the pictures is also going back. it was replaced by one from Cooler Master. The Rosewill keyboard went well with the "black and white and blue" theme I was going for but I really needed one with a back light. (I came from using a Macbook Pro Retina. I think that's why I was picky about the screen too.)
I guess we'll see where this adventure takes me. I'll update as I make changes to the system.