Got a motherboard in System Builds Posted January 3, 2008 · Report reply I'm already starting a new build to somewhat last me through the next 4-5 years, with the unreal word of "future proofing", although it won't work out all 4-5 years. I just picked up a GigaByte 965P-S3 and the next thing on my list would be.... mind you, I'm trying to save money, I picked up this motherboard at a PC club for 45 bucks, not a bad deal at all I'd say. I usually get the video card and CPU last since the prices move around when new products emerge. So should I just pick up the (in this order) ram, new HD, CPU, then video card. I plan on just getting a 2x2gb ram for less than 80 or so, and whatever the hot deal is for a SATA HD. As for the video card, I was gonna wait for the 9800 series, and then hopefully pick up a 8800gt when the prices shift. As for the CPU, I'm shooting for a Core 2 Quad, hoping the prices will lower over the next few months. One other thing, I have a Zalman 7700-AlCu , is there a mounting bracket I can buy somewhere for the LGA 775 socket, or am I stuck with stock cooling untill more funds appear? I haven't checked anywhere, I think Newegg use to sell the bracket but I'm not sure. And if I can't find it or its not really worthy for the Core2Quad as far as cooling goes, what should I be looking at, there is a big heatsink kinda near the cpu spot on the mobo. Thanks in advance I really missed this place, first post in a year or so.