Quick update, parts came in today. built it completely, bought an optical drive, cheapo that makes my computer vibrate but eh, won't use it much anyway.
Hardware side: everything seems to work, plentiful amount of cables and slots left over, all fans are working, all ports are working.
SOFTWARE: I am having the most difficult time with installing windows. I can't go past step one which is reading drivers from the mobo CD. There are two options available, AMD AHCI SATA controller for Vista and another for windows 7, from the CD. I, of course, choose windows 7, after about 3 minutes it tells me that it can't be done and to contact my vendor for an updated version of the driver. So I go to asrock.com and find the drivers, my issue now is which one do I need and is simply putting it on a flash drive enough and then browsing for it there? http://www.asrock.co...4/?cat=Download
Much help would be appreciated. What I don't understand is how there's an updated driver already, the motherboard was released a month ago.