Thank you. The ASRock seems good - no BIOS update required but I haven't stress tested at all. It's all running nicely.
I might just wait for Win 8 and get new HDD/SSD then.
That's good, I almost bought that same Asrock board but went with a Gigabyte instead.
I have kind of mixed opinions on Windows 8. I don't like the fact that they're making it like a cell phone interface (cloud / apps... blech). It'll be useful for tablets and things of that nature, but it won't be for desktop computers.