O yea above when i chose a new cpu/mobo (the new cpu i chose this round, the e6750 is $200)i forget to say i included the XFX 8800 gts 320 not 8600, but now i gota try to get that all down to $1500 including OS system, im guessing you all would reccomend Windows XP since vista aint stable yet right? Ill try and add what you guys are adding and repost everything again, also just wondering why is everyone suggesting a differnt case, isnt a case just a case right? Just for looks plus the cooling inside? Sorry im new to building a comp as you all know so i dont know if theres another reason.
You're right about cooling when it comes to a case and looks are really a personal thing. But other factors are important for a case, how well it's constructed and how easy it is to work with. A good case can last you for years so you don't want one that is made out of paper thin steel that will easily buckle, bend, or break. Weight can also be an issue if you go to Lan parties or getting older and don't want to muscle heavy cases. Some cases are quieter than others, .e.g., one with 120mm exhaust fan will both cool better and be quieter. I have Antec Sonata cases and the hdd cage faces out, which makes it incredibly easy to install and remove hdd. One of my granddaughters wanted a new case for her b'day a few years ago and picked one that lit up like the Los Vegas strip, which was OK because it was in the home office but would have probably gotten old fast in a bedroom if you want to keep it on all the time or sharing a bedroom. Also what's really cool today can get old in the not too distant future. So like everything else there is a lot to consider when buying a case.