I've been recently given an SDR RX/TX kit by David W2LNX, so I will be using this project page to document how I'm putting it together. Hopefully these notes can help the next person trying to do this.
SoftRock Ensemble RXTX Kit
All of the components needed are bundled with this kit
The first thing I did was to unpack all of the bags and organize the components by category (roughly). Then, I made sure all of the components in the inventory were there. I didn't pay much attention to the resistors and capacitors... there were too many, and if any were missing it would be easy to find a replacement.