Keeping it short and sweet...
We now have a monitor to bring us into the modern, non-VGA adapter age!
Not too sure how the Adafruit JST SM cables with connectors will work out, since I'll have to sacrifice one pair to make a complete set, since it's each gender connector on a wire with the opposing end ungendered; so basically I have two male and two female pigtails that I need to make into extensions. It's easier to just disconnect and repin the opposite gender connectors onto the bare ends, rather than trying to solder together those small wires. I'll worry about that when they come in. They're a day late already.
The hose separators are probably going to be another headache since they haven't even been delivered to USPS, but the origin city is not even an hour away - and it's already been four days... ETA is supposed to be September 3, but jeez... They're right next to where mail gets sorted FFS.
Anodized case screws for the fans and the associated hardware will be arriving by Ali magic carpet sometime in the next month. *sad party noises*
Keyboard, mouse, and headset are due to arrive next week, so all that's left is getting some RAM and I'm good to start setup proper. I just need my payday to roll around to order a few small things from PPCS while I decide on how best to tackle lighting and plan out the paint and vinyl schemes.
Still wouldn't mind doing some case modding for the light design on the shroud, but I'm not coordinated enough to do intricate work. SoCal, help a brother out, yeah? Credit will go where credit is due, no doubts there!
Now it's just a waiting game. As much as I'd love to slap it together without the RAM, I'm going to wait, just so I can do more than stare at the UEFI.