It really comes down to, which will you be more likely to pick up.
this will be my study bible, so I will be cross referencing with the NAB, or another bible. I just need something that I will learn more from.
So what are you looking for? Do you have a bible study?
There are some great study bibles that you can get. These would have the study guide and bible all in one. You can also get a study guide, then buy a bible. With the later, the guide normally recommends a bible to go with the guide.