I researched and watched many youtube videos on how to build a pc from scratch and took forever deciding which components to get. I was stuck between a z170, a maximus VIII, then rampage V extreme n x99 deluxe. The rampage I had read that it was good for extreme overclockers and I wasn't planning on overclocking initially due to instability and is basically another confusing area of computers, messing with voltages, speeds, timings etc. Even entering BIOS and looking at all the stuff you can tweak was pretty scary stuff, a lot scarier than connecting up components within a chassis.
A lot of the components bought were from eBay, except for the chassis and the RAM. The chassis was bought from a Czech shop and including delivery, the 760T black was still cheaper than within the UK. All the stuff were bought separately and span over 2-3 months. I had crowded up my desk with the boxes but since the rest of the room was a mess anyway, it was no biggie.
Overall, the whole experience was really exciting and I'm really proud of my new PC. Hoping it will last for AGES and that the gfx card can keep up.