My processor shipped yesterday. I won't sweat the $30, that's not too much when you're building a $1000+ computer. Thanks though!
I started my assembly today, things went fairly well overall. So without further ado I give you the cellphone-in-a-dimly-lit-basement picture walkthrough!
I started off by taking the panels and front bezel off the case. This makes it easier to work with, especially when it comes to running wires.
The motherboard mounted easily enough, the case came with plenty of standoffs and screws.
Here's where I ran into my first hiccup. I used some of the screws that came with the case to mount the PSU, but they were just a bit too small to that when screwed in they would catch every now and then. After I realized this is was a bit of a pain to get them out, I had to use a little flathead screwdriver to pry them out as I turned. Then I realized that Seasonic gave me some screws - I just didn't see them in the bottom of the box. Additionally, wow does Seasonic know how to do packaging; the presentation of their PSU was pretty impressive and I felt like I was opening something a lot more expensive.
I had to put the front bezel back on to mount the CD drive. No real issues there though.
Antec's idea of an SSD mount is four holes in the bottom of the case. This seemed fine at the start, but then the included SATA cable wouldn't connect since it had a right-angle connector. Then, I had to connect two separate power cables to the PSU, one for the CD drive and one for the SSD, so now I have three extra connectors floating around on the cables doing nothing. I think I'm going to get a 3.5" to 2.5" mounting kit so I can mount the SSD up by the CD drive. If anyone knows of a good kit I'm all ears.
The video card went in with no problems. Running the cables has been a true 'joy' though. I need to do some more work on that tomorrow to try to neaten things up.
I still need to through the RAM in there, and I'm waiting on my CPU, but other than that, I think things went pretty well. My processor should come on Tuesday but I probably won't get a chance to put the finishing touches on the system until next week.