Well I went in a bit of a different direction. Here is what I ordered yesterday:
Fractal Design node 304
ASRock Z77-ITX (mini), which came with
8 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM
Samsung 840 SSD
I decided that I wasn't too concerned about space but enough so that I didn't want a full or mid tower. The room for more drives bubbled to the top as a concern and 6 is more than enough. Going mini ITX was a result of liking the node 304 for its size and drive capacity. The push was being able to get the ASRock board at $150 but getting the equivalent of $50 of RAM included as a special with it from newegg.
I'm excited and I will let you guys know how it goes.