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First rig build ever for me! This combination took me about a week to spec and build - especially since this was my first one. The door on the cabinet the case fits into is only 9" wide - so I had to make sure the selected case was less than 9" which narrowed my case selection down a bit. The Antec Nine Hundred is a great case - with the only down side of wire management is lacking a little because the case is on the smaller side. But the four included 3 speed led fans are great and very quite - although one fans led does not work. The SSD is installed on the floor of the case - with rubber standoffs to lessen vibration - wish the SSD could be installed higher in the case.

The Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H Mobo was easy to install and the bios easy to understand - the mobo only has 3 system fan connections and 1 CPU fan connection - so the Antec case had one extra fan I needed to purchase a molex cable to connect to power.

My drive spacing could have been better at first as I had to use two power cables to power the 3 drives (SSD (for OS)), HDD, optical) - but after twos days I decided to move the drives - so only using one cable now - still my cable management skills need improving. You could avoid this trouble if you installed SATA power cables prior to positioning your drives. The SSD is installed on the floor of the case - with rubber standoffs to lessen vibration - wish the SSD could be installed higher in the case.

Purchased all but the case at my local Micro Center store - total for entire build was $979.89 b4 taxes and before $45 in rebates.

The rigs runs Windows 7 - is very quite - superfast and of great quality - plus I know everything in the case - I will always build instead of buy for now on!

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