I promised a good friend of mines, that i would build him a rig if he bought all the peripherals and Windows for himself. He fulfilled his end of the bargain and i fulfilled mines, he requested that it be red and white.
So i bought him the NZXT Phantom 410 because it was absolutely gorgeous and eyecatching, but also offered upgradability in"case" he intends beef up his system later. Originally i planned to get him a Nvidia GTX 760 that i saw refurbished at MicroCenter, sadly i did not plan ahead and the power supply lacked 2, 6 pin pcie connectors, so that went into my rig and i gave him my 260x instead.
So I began assembling the rig, and it became apparent to me, that i absolutely lack cable management skills. I should have bought a power supply with separate PCIE connectors that would have helped alot with redundant and unnecessary cables.
Finishing everything up, I Posted successfully, and began to install the OS and drivers. At one point after i finished installing all of the necessary drivers. I played a round of chess, i nearly had checkmate but the computer froze. I performed a fresh reinstall of Windows 7 but it did nothing, i think i might have gotten a faulty power supply.
(the boot screens were customized using software obtained online)
Enabling Fast boot and other options on my MoBo and SSD, i was able to obtain a 10 sec boot.