My first build, nearing completion - help appreciated

Idlehand

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Hi everyone! I'm new here and hoping you guys can be of some assistance :) I've recently began ordering parts and am finally almost done with my build, but now I'm down to the motherboard. I'm hoping to spend right around $100 for a motherboard.

So far I've ordered the following:

CPU - i5 2500k

Hard Drive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

Memory - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333

Power Supply - Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W

Video Card - EVGA SuperClocked+ 015-P3-1485-RX GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi)

I have an optical drive, and a case. Which brings me to my other question with this build. Can I get away with using my old Alienware case? It was stripped of it's previous components, and I'm wondering if the motherboard is going to mount right on to what I currently have in the case, or if I'm missing some things? It looks like it's pretty flexible, as far as where the little screws are on the side panel. It looks like they can be put anywhere. Here's some pictures -- case 1 -- case 2 (yes it needs cleaned)

And the motherboard question. I was looking at the BIOSTAR TP67XE (open box newegg) for a possible SLI down the road. I see some positive, and some negative reviews on this. It does have the 3-year warranty it seems. Would this be a good choice for my budget/build?

I hope I covered everything. Any help is appreciated!
 

Idlehand

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Is this a better option? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-Motherboards%20-%20Intel-_-GIGABYTE-_-13128502&AID=10440897&PID=3938566&SID=