Leave it up to a n00b to ask all the dumb, 'answered a million times over' questions.
I searched this site and will promise to keep the questions to the things I couldn't find.
Is there a definite pattern for the chest armor? Does it HAVE to be standard, or can you alter it a bit?
I read that the only items necessary are Helmet, gauntlets, chest - shoulder -cod piece - knee armor. Is there anything I missed?
That's it for now.