Making my own arduino

I made my own arduino and need a little help troubleshooting. I picked up an atmega 328 chip with boot loader. I connected it via this guide (http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Arduino/?ALLSTEPS). The led is receiving power. I picked up this cable to upload the code (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LBXO2A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I am slightly unsure of my setup within the arduino IDE. I did select the atmega 328 under board and a usb connection which has worked before under the serial port. The error given is a little vague, it just says problem loading to board. I hold down the reset button as instructed, but I can’t get a clean upload. I am not prompted for drivers. Any tips are appreciated. Any other items I need to answer, I will provide if I can. Thanks for the troubleshooting help.

Derkatwork:
I made my own arduino and need a little help troubleshooting. I picked up an atmega 328 chip with boot loader. I connected it via this guide (Build Your Own Arduino : 6 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables). The led is receiving power. I picked up this cable to upload the code (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LBXO2A/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I am slightly unsure of my setup within the arduino IDE. I did select the atmega 328 under board and a usb connection which has worked before under the serial port. The error given is a little vague, it just says problem loading to board. I hold down the reset button as instructed, but I can't get a clean upload. I am not prompted for drivers. Any tips are appreciated. Any other items I need to answer, I will provide if I can. Thanks for the troubleshooting help.

Which specific 328 based board did you select? There are several and you must use on that matches the speed of your standalone circuit. Also you have to have installed the correct PC USB driver that supports your FT232RL serial cable? Also the circuit design you have used doesn't seem to try and utilize the auto-reset function but instead relies on your ability to properly time a manual reset and release at the correct time when trying to upload a sketch, that can be a little tricky depending on which bootloader code you purchased with your chip.

Lefty