Um... The case is one thing that I really don't want to change, I want a case that's really clean looking and the HAF is a bit out there.
and definitely xfire because of the gpu.
For the motherboard, I took a look at the H61 and H67 boards, but the ones that come with USB3 and SATAIII are all around the same price as my current choice. I'd prefer ASrock, ASUS or gigabyte. So wouldn't it be better to just keep my current choice in case I choose to drop in an upgrade down the road and overclock?
Screw "cable management" just get twisty ties and tie up the cables that are left. Not like you would be opening it up to put in new parts or disconnecting things every month. Once it's built you just close it up and leave it alone. I'd sooner save money rather then spend an extra 40/50 bucks to remove unneeded cables when you can just go out and buy ties for a dollar or two, hell you probably have some around your house already (I think the ones I listed send you ties with it but can't remember and too lazy to click my link). If you have the money though then go for it. I'm kind of a cheap-o with this stuff. If I can save money by just tying the cables together so they don't run amuck than that's what I'd. I also agree with the 1st guy too. 100 dollars for a case seems really steep. I'd suggest looking into a cheaper one. But again, If you have/are willing to spend the money on it then by all means go for it.
I found some cheaper cases that I might swap over to, but I'm still thinking about it. As for the power supply, that's one thing that I don't want to skimp on,
so maybe this one? I overlooked it before, it's from seasonic. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I actually would prefer some suggestions about for the mb, hsf, ram and case fans.
Also, if I were to go AMD, what would the differences be? for performance