Thanks again for the suggestions. My friend is suggesting a Samsung SSD, as the Caviar isn't as fast in reading and writing speed, but it will work fine for me because it's mainly for the OS. The only reason I want to keep the motherboard is because it has the sound and wifi built in, which I find will be simpler.
I talked to one of my friends, and this is a configuration he recommended. The manual prices entered are the current prices at Micro Center.