I am debating between the above two motherboards. People are criticizing the asrock motherboard’s onboard audio in 2 of the 4 reviews posted, but should I care if I am not much of an audiophile beyond using the 3.5mm audio port? Also, will any sata cables work with the 6.0 ports, or will I need specific ones in order to avoid a bandwidth bottleneck?
The next components are ones that I already own, and wish to use.
this suits you better. im pretty sure that the upgrade kits wont work as they are meant to upgrade from a previous onboard copy of windows which there is none when you buy the computer. you can probably go without a SSD but it will half your boot times and double productivity.
also, you can probably go cheaper on the graphics card, but the gtx 670 maxes out every game out there on 1080p. if you are to go cheaper, get the 7850 as it does perform much better than the 6870