I could smack you out of jeleousy
.... But I wont, instead I will say everything bad that I can about it and give you suggestions
For one, I dont know what you mean about "Cutting Corners" you did order the most powerful Graphics Card on the market... You said you were cutting corners like not getting a PCI-E? Your video card is a PCI-E card, your motherboard selection DOES have a PCI-E 16x slot.
Like hance said, no worries about water cooling until youve gotten your LAN Legs??? (I dont know.. someone come up with a good thing to replace Sea Legs because that sure as hell wouldnt fit the situation) As for your proc, id say go with a 3500+ 939, as many others in the forums have said the 3500+ is a sweet spot for price and yet still performance. Most people dont have much more than a 3000-3200+ as they like to overclock (Dont worry about what they is
... youll learn about it soon enough if ya stick around on the forums
A bit of advice... GROUND YOURSELF before touching ANY of your computers componants. Incase you dont know what this means... you touch someone metal, like your computer case, or a radiator. This will get rid of excessive static electricity from your body. Each computer componant has a certain amount of static or electrical resistance to it, ram is one of the weakest. If you pickup a stick of ram and you shock it, if enough shock was done to it you can permanently fry the ram, rendering it useless. So... GROUND
When you are putting your proccessor in youll see a little lever at the socket, the lever should be up while you are putting the CPU into the socket. Youll notice on one corner of the socket that there is a little triangluar notch where there isnt holes for pins. Around the rest of the socket it is a perfect square except that one side.. Look on the bottom of the CPU for the corner that doesnt continue making a square with the pins.. youll see what looks like there should be pins there. That matches with the corner on the socket I mentioned before. Like mentioned above you should NEVER have to worry about "plugging" the CPU into its socket. It will literally drop and you should feel no force what so ever. Once the CPU is sitting in its socket, you put the lever down gentle, the CPU will shift to one side and the proccessor will be locked into place.
Then the fun start with putting the thermal past on :O (Its preffrence to wether you like to put the past on before or after the CPU is in the socket) This is one of the most important steps, not having thermal paste, compound, or a thermal pad between your CPU and the Heat-Sink can cause a melt down. If you were to decided to put the CPU in the socket, and turn on your rig for 30 seconds (provided your proc didnt go up in smoke yet) you would be in for one hell of a fireworks show! Luckly, even if you wanted to do that most motherboard will not allow the system to start up unless their is a CPU fan detected plugged into the mobo (motherboard).
As for your power to your perhpials (Cd-Rom, Floppy, Anything that needs power) all of those devices take 4 pin Molex connectors. Depending on your power supply you will have 4 or so of them. When plugging them into case fans, most fans have an extra plug that once power goes to the fan you can plug another device into the one that leads off of the fan.
Im done with my rant, but allow me to say this. If you are at all in doubt about how to do something, espcially assembling your new rig, dont hesitate to ask us at TR for some help. I dont want to hear that you got all of that nice hardware thrown into a case and celebrated a late 4th of July or something