Use this for gaming. Start up is slow but always did what I needed it to do. Makes some decent noise but for the most part its quiet. Yes I know my wire management sucks.
I think you're spending too much on that mainboard...
Also, do you plan to upgrade to 16GB in the future?
I’ve actually upgraded to a completely new computer. This was just my first build. As for the motherboard, I originally had another one that was cheaper but it stopped working so I went with a new one.