It doent matter how many links you chuck at a site if you dont have a good foundation they will never hold and google WILL pick it.
Think of your site like a house you would never put all this time and money into a house without making sure the foundation was solid and could stand the test of time.
I recomend foundation links for ANY NEW SITE, also i recomed them for sites that have not been updated for a long time as this will start building a base that then we can work from.
Please note you can go and chuck any links at your site but they will never pass on the link juice without a good foundation,
You can chuck massive DA links or even pbns and go nowhere, maybe you have already? if you have a question let us know we can guide you through the best process and get your site moving up the serps.