I'll be running Skyrim, SC2, CoH and maybe some other stuff on a single monitor at 1920x1080.
I don't plan to do Crossfire/SLI.
I do plan to do some modest OC. (first time)
Audio is important as I'll probably play my music through this machine.
Expectation is that I might keep this config for 2-3 years.
Any thoughts on the pros and cons of these two motherboards? I really don't know if any of the 'features' (e.g. ASRock 'instant boot' or XFast LAN) are actually worth anything.
The ASRock has better user ratings than the Gigabyte. I also like ASRock's products, but the choice of a mobo is a personal thing. They look to have very similar features. I can recommend the ASRock for its ease of OC'ing by its UEFI settings. I haven't any experience with Gigabyte's touch BIOS. So I recommend the ASRock.