Well it arrived yesterday and I built it up and let me just say -- it's wonderful. The case is superbly laid out with all sorts of gadgets that make installation easier. Power seems to be fine and I ended up going with the 9600 video card as recommended here. However, let me say this, the card BARELY fit and took up all the room for expansions, so it's a good thing that's the only card I wanted to jack in. You guys were an amazing help, so thank you!
So my only problem is a nagging issue that is super minor but I can't fix: only one of the two front USB ports works -- the right one, specifically. Take a look, I'd appreciate some help.
Here is the case: Newegg.com - Antec New Solution NSK2480 Black/Silver 0.8mm cold-rolled steel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case 380W Power Supply - Computer Cases
Notice the two USB ports in front.
And here is my motherboard: Newegg.com - Intel BOXDQ45CB LGA 775 Intel Q45 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
The two USB ports seem to be fused together into a single wire that has like 7 or 8 pins, rather than the typical 4 for an internal USB connection. Anyway, I followed the instructions for both the board and the case, and plugged it in aligned perfectly, or so I think. The right USB port works but the left does not.
On the motherboard, there are 3 USB pin receivers -- USB 1, USB 2 and USB 3. For the **** of it, I started on USB 2. Right USB worked, left did not.
Then I switched the plug to USB 1. Same story.
I feel like I missed a jumper or something. Any ideas?