Here is a third option... ASRock Extreme3
. It has all the features of the ASUS 890GX board at the 790X pricing (remember ASRock is owned by ASUS).
Yes, you can purchase a SSD with SATA II and be just fine. What is meant by SATA III is getting a SATA III hard drive since it can't even saturate SATA II's bandwidth. You want a Crucial RealSSD C300 for SATA III... IMO
I'm looking at getting this board for some gaming, but I've been an Intel user for a while so I don't know which CPUs are equal to the i5/i7 CPUs, can I get some help? I'd like something with power for gaming like I mentioned earlier.
Secondly, I have a computer already build, my mobo just died which is why I wanna switch to this. I have 6gig of OCZ 1600 RAM, on the specs for the mobo I saw that it supported 1600(OC)...am I good or does that create a problem?