that motherboard is an ATX form factor. You just need to look at cases that will fit an ATX size board. That means, if it is specified as mATX or microATX then it will be to small. You probably want an ATX Mid-tower, which is pretty much the typical size these days. You could get an ATX Full Tower, but those are HUGE. Most mini-towers are only Micro-ATX and won't fit a full ATX board.
A chassis is a "case". Just about any mid-ATX or full-ATX or just plain "ATX" case will fit your board. You'd have to try quite hard to buy a case that didn't fit it, as they occupy probably 90% of the market share sold.
Coolermaster, Antec, Corsair, NZXT, Thermaltake, etc. all make some very nice Chassis'. If you are in the US, then take a look at Newegg.com and see what you can find. Should be plenty of options for reasonable prices.
I have narrowed my selection down to 5 cases. My question is if anyone has experience with these cases because I am looking for a quiet system that still has plenty of cooling power. Also does anyone have experience with a side duct? Does it really help the cooling?
If anyone knows of another good case that meets all the following requirements, I would appreciate hearing about it:
-At least 16x18x7
-Front panel USB and Audio (e-SATA and Firewire would be ideal, but it doesn't need to)
-Front power button and HDD light
-Quiet enough but has adequate cooling
-At least two internal 3.5" drive bays
-At least two external 5.25" drive days
-One (more is okay) external 3.5" drive bays
-If possible, I don't want to spend more than $200
I'm not totally positive on the disk light- not something I have ever cared about, and I'm not sure why its important. Also- for the blue LED fan, you can swap it out with another fan if you want to, but it really isn't very bright. I have it and I don't notice it unless its really dark, or I'm looking straight at the front of the case.
The last thing I'd want to do is complicate your decision, but informed choice is good. This may come too late anyway, but I've been very happy with my Lian-Li case, which is a PC-60 Plus II. Easy access, light aluminum build, attractive classic look. Here are some Lian-Li cases on Newegg.
Heavier steel cases do more to dampen the sound, but overall quietness depends less on the case and more on the fans and their speed control. Assuming you're not going for watercooling, that is.
Thanks, I appreciate that information. I'd like to look into that PC-60 Plus II case more, but I didn't see it in the list on Newegg and can't seem to find a lot about it on an internet search. Do you know where could find it?
I've had this case for three years, so despite its being advertised on the Lian-Li site as a current product, it's probably not in so many stores. The PC-7B plus II looks to be an extremely similar model. One gripe with the PC-60 Plus II is its 80-mm mounting vent in back; the PC7B looks to have addressed this with a nice 120mm vent.