so, I just got delivery of 3900x and ACE mobo. Starting to prep for the build (still waiting for cooler to arrive). Went to download latest drivers etc, I see the realtek HDA and Nahimic3 need to come via windows store. Sounds like they don't even ship with the bundled CD?! Never come across that before with other brands. It seems ridiculous not to ship them with the product! I'm sure this would be great if this machine could hook up to the internet (which it eventually will, but not for a while as I tend to run offline with no AV/IS while I get things stable).
Can anyone tell me if those are just optional or are they essential drivers for things to work at all? If essential is there any way to get them as offline installers (preferably independent of the MS store which I loath)?