I think that's it, unless I forgot to mention something.. Anyway, I need help (With maybe someone donating an old case that would fit my motherboard and or just telling me how these wires connect.. I figured out the large connector to the motherboard, as it was the only thing of that size.
Yes, the usb ports at the front of the case are USB 3.0
Modular PSU's aren't worth it. They cost alot more. And For ex, the Antec One has a little area on the bottom, front of the case where you can stuff all your extra power cables out of sight. Most modern cases already have a method of dealing with cable cluther. So the advantage of modular cpus aren't so great anymore.
Your choice of parts are pretty solid. I woulda have gone for a 7850 or waited for a 660 rather than get the 560. But the 560 is still a very good gpu.
Alright, I'll probably go for the Antec one since my budget went over and will be very tight for awhile.. The 560 can always be sold on ebay or I can find another use for it later, but a 660 is a very likely future upgrade for 2013 or so.. Is it safe to run it without a case for now, if so, what percautions should be taken to ensure the safety of the exposed parts?
Its possible. I sometimes build computer rigs on top of motherboard boxes: for fixing / diagnosing.
But I wouldn't recommend it. It's too easy to accidentally knock over - especially if you have children or pets.
I had a friend who had an open computer, it lasted for about 4 months until someone spilled coffee into it.................
Success, I am writing this post from the new computer.. I am running it without a case right now and to ensure it stays cool, I put a fan on it.. I'd rather it keep cool than myself.. I was unable to install the 560 due to confusion with the cables and my HDMI cable does not fit the 560, only fits the integrated video. Almost there, just need a bit more help.