Relax... The Intel board should have built in LAN for broadband, the drivers are on the software and driver DVD that comes with the Board. (In the retail Version). You would need to buy a modem if you have Dial-up. Link to this Intel page to compare the different models of 965 chipset boards: http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboard/index.htm?iid=mbd_main+dt I'm not convinced on that processor, eh so what. The case looks alright, they're calling it TAC (thermally advantaged chassis),which is good. You can install a 120mm rear fan in that case and it would be a very good idea to do so. To run DDR2 800 (PC6400) in the Intel 965 boards it must have 5-5-5-15 timings and be 1.8 Volt. Again Intel's site has tested various RAM modules and will tell you which ones will work. I wimped out and bought DDR2 667 in Kingston Value RAM. That memory always works for me. The choice of particular brand always stirs up a hornets nest. My suggestion is to visit Intel & the product reviews of the 965 boards on Newegg to get a feel for what's going on. As always, post back as you refine your choices.