Thanks for the link banthracis. Read the "Step-by-Step Guide to Building a PC." Pretty much exactly what I thought. I got my existing system to "learn" from. I've installed every single part of a computer at one point in my life. But I can't remember ever booting a system up "fresh."
Never did a build from complete scratch. Never installed a motherboard. However, i've stripped down several systems to just the case/mobo and installed all new parts from there. I've played in the BIOS settings enough to know what's going on. Found enough guides on here to figure it out. Again, i'm not doing anything crazy. Just a standard build/install. From there, I might do some overclocking and such.
I've got 2 existing systems to "learn from" or use working parts off of. So that's the good news.
I'm so anal, i'll spend a day on the cabling.
Got to admit, I needed a project to hold me over during the winter (play a ton of golf during the spring, summer, fall). I am really looking forward to working on the system!!!!