Hammerhead has said it all, but I can't resist commenting on this one:
I don't know what the whole comment was before the edit, but this comment is pretty rude. Just because Steve has picked a system from AW doesn't make it less of a desktop ... I didn't see the snide comments when others here posted their new setups from other brands. So you don't like AW, that's your opinion and you're entitled to it. And, we know Steve has the knowledge and capability to do a DIY build. He's not some noob just clicking on the best parts, he knows what he's getting and has decided the price premium is worth it to him to get a pre-built system with a case he happens to love.
@ GbrilliantQ ... you're a smart guy who's doing a nice build, but your condescending attitude makes me less inclined to even want to participate in the desktop threads. Maybe I should just stick to the AW section along with Steve's new desktop...
and he goes out and orders a computer built by someone else that cost 2k more than it should.
Sorry to be a bit disspointed.
This is a worklog thread thats not a worklog anymore. It belongs in AW desktops. I don't see how that is being rude.
edit: and now I'm going off topic with trying to explain it and I'm sorry Steve for crapping out on your thread. It's going to be a great computer and Congrats on the new purchase.