the first time i built my own PC, i spent about 6-7 months researching ''system building'' sites & researching components, as im an avid gamer knowing what the components were capable of was a MUST!!
i actually researched the parts i wanted, then printed out a 12 page '' step by step'' manual on how to do it, when the parts arrived (i wont lie) i crapped myself, upon opening the old HP tower i had... it just hit me ''where do i start'', but once i got going all was well......(my 1st ever rig was built inside of this old case
i found the manual i had printed out was mostly not needed, as all that was really required was the motherboard info.. the rest was pretty simple TBH, i also had the added advantage that i could correlate the new components i had to the old in the case, so i had an instant idea of where it all went...
i guarantee once you've built your own....you'll never stop.