wow thanks, it even has the esata port i originally wanted. i did hear a few complaints about msi's bad customer service. one question though, it supports 2000 mhrz ram but im assuming at OC, does that mean ill have to OC to get the 1600 mhrz ripjaws to run?
also, i guess ill throw the rest of the build in here while i have your attention:
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
a friend suggested COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 but at the time it was sold out, im pretty sure these will all fit, but i doesnt hurt to ask for expert opinion. im also putting it all inside an antec nine hundred two