The input here is awesome. Thanks guys! I am gonna build a nasty i7 or i9 X58/68 later this year for sure with EVGA or ASUS MB's. I think for right now I'm gonna build a 965BE with a GIGABYTE GA-790FXTA-UD5 motherboard unless there is any other board that I should be looking at which has the newer features. Let's talk about RAM.. I think 4 gigs should do but I know some think the more RAM the better. What should I purchase for say.. $150-175? Speed or quantity? Thanks again for the input!