I really don't want to buy a socket 775 board since those are being phased out, but at the same time if I want to get a socket 1366, I'll need a new processor. Are there any options for me, or am I left to choose between buying old tech or spending a fortune on two new things?
Personally I would just pick up a cheap 775 board and keep using the system for now. Unless you already use DDR3 memory, you'll need to buy that too if you go 1366.
I agree. If you've only got ddr2 ram then i wouldn't bother getting 1366 motherboard as you'll need ddr3 ram as well. (there not cheap at the moment. )
Now if you needing triple channel memory bandwidth and/or a quad cord, 8 threaded cpu for anything you run, then i would say go after it but most people dont. A normal core 2 duo/quad cpu is enough power for a normal person.