I'm not too sure about the ASUS nforce mobos, apparently it is a known problem that when you use PC2700 sticks they report "failed memory test" errors, besides the nforce chipsets are too young. I would suggest the VIA chipset for now, let nforce go through puberty first. You can get the ASUS VIA KT400 for $87.99 at pricewatch. As far as your case goes, I think you would have more fun modding a case from scratch. Buy a steel full-tower case and do some of the mods on this site like the 120mm exaust fan on the top, or a plexi window on the side. I think you would be cheating yourself out of some fun if you buy that case.