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Location: Los Alamitos CA
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OK, well all my parts arrived today (thanks NewEgg and FrozenCpu for the case) except for my case fans.
Two main issues:
1. My WD 1TB HDD is DOA...that just put a damper on things.
2. The MSI Diva 7.1 MATX M/B does not fit properly. In general none of the M/B holes line up with the binding posts on the case. After some fooling around I got some screws in. The problem is with the rear port headers. There does not seem to be enough space between the rear of the case and the binding post placements. The Diva has a pad on the backplate, which I had to remove to get the M/B even close.
Another time consumer was the LG Bluray/HDD player. Politby is right on by saying that the case Open/Close button does not hit the ODD's button. I resolved this issue by using a hard rubber foot (that fit perfectly) which was adhesive on one side.
So as I type I have most of the system in, I am clearing space on a 160GB HDD I have so I can at least load it up and make sure everything else is running.
Politby, I think you mentioned buying Corsair PSU, as I have an inch between the PSU and the ODD.
Will write more later with a couple of pics.