I have a AV8 and do not like it for one reason, it was designed to be a overclocking board, and after the Abit NF7 for the socket A everyone thought it would be what the DFI lanparty is, but it is not. I can't even overclock. 1mhz faster HTT and I can't play games. I also can't turn my PC off and have the PSU still on otherwise the PC will not boot, just get a siren and CMOS is re-set, so my PC is left on all day. (I said more in a earlier post today if you want more information why I don't like it.) Instead, either get a DFI lanparty Nforce 3 (£80 at OCUK) or a MSI neo2 plat. (£93 at OCUK.)
Also, don't get any old case with a PSU, as cheap cases are small and use thin metal, and you don't want a bloody stain on your new hardware. Cheap PSU's are un-reliable, un-stable, die early on, don't give out there rated wattage and AMPS on the 12v due to being tested in a un-real enviroment (were it is alot colder than it is here, so there is less resistance.) When they go, they also have a tendancy to take out your hardware, or fill the room up with smoke, while your eye's are recovering from the huge flash.
Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+, 1/3 through CCNP