I am soon going to be installing Windows 8 Pro 64 bit on my new PC (i7-4770k, Asus Maximus VI Hero, Corsair AX860, Gigabyte 780 Ti OC, Corsair H100i, 2x8GB G.Skill TridentX 1600 MHz, Corsair 750D, Samsung 840 Pro 256, WD Blue 1TB and Sony DVD-RW burner), but I am a little unsure about which drivers to install – I’ll get the graphics card drivers from nvidia, but I am not sure about the the chipset and LAN drivers.
Looking on Asus’ website for my motherboard (http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO/#support), I see the following items for chipset:
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface V22.214.171.1244 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel(R) Chipset Software Installation Utility V126.96.36.1996 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel Chipset Driver V188.8.131.527 for Windows 7 32/64bit & Windows 8 32/64bit.(WHQL)
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface V184.108.40.2067 for Windows 7/8 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
And for LAN these two:
Intel LAN Driver V220.127.116.11 for Windows 7/8/8.1 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Driver V18.104.22.168 for Windows 7/8 32bit & 64bit.(WHQL)
Which should I install? I prefer skipping out anything that is optional or not very important, just to get the most important things
Also, I have read that the Intel Rapid Storage Technology, Rapid Start Technology, Smart Connect Technology and ASMedia Sata controller driver are not really necessary. Is that correct?
I hope you can help me, thanks