Excellent board, or at least thats what I read (I just purchased one of these for myself for use in my new system)
It comes with BF2!! and I think it is cheaper. Win-Win
This is the case I decided on. Good size (full tower is too much for me) good looks, reasonable cooling, a window, and good price. I would have picked the super lanboy, but I think it is ugly as all hell.
For an inexpensive, but excellent PSU (It got amazing reviews in many magazines) I reccomend
My build was about 2500 (I realize this is much more than you are looking to spend, but you might find some of the part selections helpful, I did an uncanny amount of research and I have been buggin this forum for a while now), so here is my build
EDIT: You stand to save alot of money by ordering from monarchcomputers.com if you live in CA, as they do not charge us tax