Originally Posted by HossHuge
The last time I built a computer, my 5 year old did most of the work for me.
Everyone is a little frightened at first. Do it!!
Seriously, for a basic build there isn't a whole lot you have to do and most of it is plugging cables in a place where it will only fit one kind of cable, or screwing in bolts.
Think about it.
You mount the PSU, Motherboard, CD and Hard Drives and bolt them in.
You push your video card and memory into slots that (usually) lock into place when you push them in, then you just need to connect cables and you're done.
You're just putting a computer together and most hardware will just go. Unless you get a motherboard like mine (P9X79 Deluxe,) where I had to flash the BIOS before it would post (you can flash the bios with a push of a button on the I/O plate of the motherboard.) but after that it was good to go. I built a 2600k with a Gigabyte Z68 UD5 and after putting everything together it just booted, the most I had to do was enable XMP for DDR3-1866.
I guess what I'm really trying to say is, build the computer. We're here so we can help you pick out good hardware that we know to be good and if you need any help there are plenty of users here who are eager to help and throw in their 6-sense.