It is hard to beat Signal cable for its value. I got Frank's basic speaker cable for my office system, and I was amazed at the improvement from basic Home Depot zip cords.
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The Audioquest will work fine. The Atoms like a decent speaker stand (steel) with a little mass. Buy some poster board putty ($1.50 Office Depot), break up the putty and roll into balls with your hands, place a ball at each corner of the top plate of the stands, then center speakers over the plate and push down to set.
This room may be acoustically very strange. I tried setting up a room similar and gave up as the bass disappeared completely. Good luck.
Not sure how much the Audioquest is, but I have used Signal Cable Ultra shotguns in a very expensive system and they performed extremely well, so it may be one to look at as well.
I second the stands, for monitors this is your biggest tweak. Make sure you get the tweeter at or near ear level with the height of the stands, and make sure the stands have some decent spikes. I have used VTI stands in the past and they are pretty decent and very inexpensive, Target (not the retailer) makes some decent metal stands as well for low $$.
Your next challenge will be the room, get the speakers placed where they have decent bass and the stage doesn't collapse against the wall. This will take some time and trial and error.
The speakers should ideally be at the "short" end of the room, meaning that they should be firing out along the rise of the ceiling, and hopefully you can position your listening seat in the part of the room where the ceiling is highest. You can get pretty darn good sound that way.
I also favor Frank's Signal Cable speaker wire. Great value.
Cheers, and welcome aboard!