- 85 months ago
I have a few questions, 1 involving a case but mostly about the motherboard. For my current parts list I chose an inexpensive ATX motherboard (https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-970ag46). My question on this is can I actually afford to go cheap on the motherboard? Will the more expensive motherboards be a better thing to buy instead of my cheap $80 one? I originally chose a $200 motherboard, but then I fell back on a cheaper one. The fact that I save $120 sounds too good to be true and I would appreciate a little insight.
Also, I recently bought the Cooler Master Elite 431-Plus Mid-Tower Case (https://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc431pkwn2). Inside of this case, there are about 4 or 5 tiny, intertwined white/colored cords. One connects to the power button, reset switch, an HDD LED and a +p/-p cord (I would actually also appreciate if someone can tell me about the HDD LED and the +p/-p cords).
These are links for the pictures. I think they'll work, I just didn't see an upload button