So here it is. It took a few weeks of finding the right parts and deals but it's done. Got the motherboard, SSD and video card used so that saved me a bit of money. In total it came to around $900.
I was worried about issues with the BIOS needing updating and the video card not working properly but it all worked out fine. My daughter was taking a nap while I was building it so I was trying to be quiet and that made it take a little longer but it was definitely worth it. First game install was Cities XXL and I'm pretty excited to check it out.
I'm not going to do any overclocking yet but eventually I'm going to get a better motherboard and see how it goes.
For now I have it hooked up to my living room TV because my monitor is only VGA 1440x900 but I'm going to have to settle with that when someone else wants the TV.
Thanks to everyone for their builds on here that helped me find what I wanted and a big thanks to PCPartPicker for their awesome easy-to-use website.