Oh don't worry about speeding up the process...It was extremely fast for me, and we have almost identical computers. From phase 3- 14 only took me 8 days. Once it gets rollin' you'll be suprised how fast it ships. Congrats on the new system! Blue rocks.
Edit: The phases can be delayed also by a few hours/days from what I've read. So your system could be in phase 2 or 3, but it was not updated and it says you are still in 1.