I've been building computers since 2014, so I'm less of a noob than brand-new builders, but more of a noob than, say, someone who was doing this ten years ago.
I've built a couple PCs, and designed (but was never able to build) many, many, more.
I triple-boot two Linux distros (Antergos and Ubuntu) and Windows 8.1, so I might be able to help with your Linux build if you want...
Linux is a passion of mine. I try to use it as much as possible, and I've gotten good at either fixing stuff or brute-force Googling until I find the answer.
Building PCs since 2014.... Yeah, I know. I'm a noob. The name is pronounced "SO-MAY-TAY," meaning "One who builds computers" in Nerdish, the universal language of Nerds.