scrawnypaleguy, we have something in common. black ikea jerker and black whitmor shelves.
lol, i'm going to buy more shelves to replace the wooden shelves (can be seen the pictures.) yeah, i need more storage since i'm an industrial design major and i have so many art supplies (you can see...
i actually bought an open-box motherboard from newegg once and had no problems with it. however, without accessories included, i had to find drivers for the motherboard which is a minus.
so i still prefer fully packaged motherboards.
as you've seen my old pictures (server was changed so my pictures weren't displayed on the first page.)
i've decided to redo my room and i'm given a better space (chair is removed in the pictures.)
the blue thing is a futon. behind me is a some narrow walking space and a walk-in...
i'm an industrial design major, it costs money to produce cases. more money would put in producing higher end cases.
if companies want to save money then they'll have to produce simple or lower end cases. it's about money. if companies find a way to replace material with and costs cheaper...
i got several cuts for putting in a 9700cnps, you are not alone.
also, make sure your fan in the front is intaking as well as fan exhausting in the back so you'll have a better airflow.
edit: make sure your hsf fan is in the right position (a link to my case)