Thanks for the insight, and apologies for the long delay in responding. I've been recovering from a recent surgery that has slowed me down the last few weeks. Anyway...
I think I'll go with the GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R rec. That was my major concern. And I think you're right about going with the HAF 922 case.
However, I am thinking I should go a little higher on the PSU, maybe 750W in anticipation of future upgrades... additional HDDs/ODDs, etc.
I neglected to mention in my original post that I will be going with one WD Caviar Black (1-Tb), and hopefully one SSD if I can handle it. Any recs on the SSD? They still seem to be ridiculously expensive! What capacity SSD would be adequate for handling the OS plus say MS Office and Photoshop apps?