If manufacturers built an 'interface and connectivity' quiz into the UEFI that must be passed before unlocking the advanced options, I would be screwed at this point because I would not pass. I have no problem at all stating that all of this is new to me. But at this time, I have three options: let $3.3K of components sit in my closet, hire someone to put it together for me, or pony up and learn some new stuff.
I know some of the recent posts are not directed towards me, but still, I probably have the least amount of experience on this board, and the most basic questions.
I built my first and only PC 5 years ago. It was a piece of cake. Assemble components in case, tweak BIOS, load Windows from installation CD. When that PC crashed 3 months ago, I figured I'd build another. It took about a month to decide my direction, and another month piecing everything together and buying them. It's amazing how much technology has changed in 5 years. 5 years ago, I didn't have to care about SSD, AHCI, UEFI, NVMe, CSM, bootable USB's for loading Windows 7 and getting 3.0 drivers... I didn't have to install WIndows to a interim SSD drive for NVMe drivers, then use third party software to clone to my primary drive. I never would have made it this far without asking questions, and the help and advice I've received or read from this board. For that, I'm grateful. But I do apologize for my questions being so basic to those that know a lot more than I do.