So I started putting everything together last night with my HAF and run into a few problems and questions.
1) I7 920
2) EVGA x58 Motherboard
3) 6 Gigs Corsair Dominator Memory
4) Corsair 1000 PSU
5) PCIe X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Soundblaster
6) Coolermaster V8
7) 2 DVD drives
8) 2 HDs
9) Nvidia EVGA GTX 285
I can install the the X-fi in PCIe slot #3 and 1? Having the 285 in slot 1 blocks the 1x PCie slot. I've read some forums and people have said this is ok even though the EVGA manual says the three main PCie slots are for graphics cards.
Installing the DVD drives. So I remove the mesh covers and there there is a metal plate behind it that looks like it's part of the case's hull. Do I just push the drives in and the black plate flips up or do I take them off? I would assume you'd want to be able to keep them and push them down if you remove a drive but i'm sure they snap off pretty after being pushed back down once or twice.
I love the Corsair 1000 PSU. Only thing I don't like it is it looks like it's not going to allow me to mount a fan on the bottom because it's so long. Well, at least not traditionally mount. For the 8 pin 12V power connection for the CPU it's a bit rought getting it go from the back of the case and up through the top left hole and plug it in. The cable is pretty stiff and twisting it around to go through the hole and then turn it backs makes the wire possibly rest of the top EVGA heatsink. If I pull the cable through the front of the case it's much easier to manipulate and it's not so taught. Of course then the there's this wire in front of all my cards that would need to be removed to be able to take the cards out and it doesn't look too nice. :-) Can an 8 pin ATX 12 volt extension be plugged into the main cable coming from the CPU or is this a bad idea?
Look forward to posting pics and being more active here once I can actually get this thing together and turn it on and have it work! :-b Thanks in advance!