ah, forgot to check this thread after it didn't get any traction for a little while. Thanks for all of the advice.
I'll look into the Pro board.
Case doesn't have to be white, just thought it looked interesting. I'd actually prefer something much less flashy all around when it comes to a case. I'm not much into the showing off my build thing. The Silverstone TJ07 case looks pretty impressive. A bit pricey though.
As to the other questions, no monitors or any other accessories needed.