Thank you for your replies, gentlemen. All of you are fine men; your mothers are surely proud.
At 18"x18"x8", the Antec P180 is still rather large for my needs. To quote Newegg Reviewer 'PG':
There is nothing "mini" about this case except that it will not accomodate a full-size ATX board. In other respects - cooling, interior volume, # bays, fit-and-finish, engineering, convenience, weight, accessories, parts, etc. - it is a world-class large-midsize tower.
It is a truly great choice, if you don't care about the size part.
On a side note: If someone is interested in the *white* version of this case (I wouldn't have minded considering the cost savings), it is available for $45 after rebate on Newegg with free shipping. [Link]
Yeah, I also don't mind that LanGear 'Da Box 100' case (15"x12"x9") provided it is reasonably priced.
JKBenchmarks: The more I think about it, the more I feel I should go for an X58 setup. Future proof and all that, you know... The way this is going, I will either have to wait for prices to drop, or increase my budget (unrealistic).
Thank you all again! Reps are in order.