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IVY Bridge-e CPU(4820k) on a x79 motherboard? is it compatible?

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October 9, 2013 10:51:40 AM

hey guys

I am building a pc based on the new ivy bridge extreme cpu (4820k) and using the

ASRock X79 EXTREME4-M MOTHERBOARD. just WANTED TO KNOW IF IT WOULD BE COMPATIBLE OR NOT? i KNOW IT NEEDS A BIOS UPDATE AS STATED ON THE MANUFACTURE SITE? WOULD I BE JUST ABLE TO PUT IN TO THE 4820K INTO THE SOCKET AND BOOT INTO THE BIOS? hOW WOULD I DO IT WITHOUT HAVING WINDOWS INSTALLED AND WITH ONLT THE 4820 K ON HAND? YOU CAN FIND ALL THE PARTS HERE http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1MAlh APPRECIATE ANY HELP! Sorry about the Caps lock, just realized it was on and i am too lazy to go back and type every thing again :) 
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October 9, 2013 11:18:52 AM

If you are concerned look into x79 boards that have a BIOS flash option that does not require a CPU to be installed. It is common amongst ASUS motherboards.

Not sure I understand the logic of the rest of your build. You need four ram chips to enable quad channel memory, which is one of the reasons to use an x79 board in the first place. Micro ATX and a single GPU is kind of a waste as well, I believe the new Radeon cards that are coming out are identical to the 7970 but are going to be priced cheaper, might wait a week or two for those to hit the shelves.

Standard hard drive with such high-end components doesn't match up well either. Get an SSD.

Thermaltake TR2 are not exactly the best power supplies out there, and you shouldn't need anywhere near 700W with only a single GPU. XFX550 or similar from Seasonic would be about right. And if you were planning crossfire, get a decent 850W supply from a decent manufacturer. 700W is cutting it too close with dual GPUs.

If you are on a budget a z87 board and an i5-4670k will do for most things gaming. i7 if you want hyperthreading.
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October 9, 2013 11:27:09 AM

I know the parts kinda dnt match up properly but they werent chosen by me, i am just doing the build where else some one else choose the parts. I was just concerned about the BIOS update? I am not sure if i would be able to do it just with this 4820k installed?
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October 10, 2013 12:17:59 PM

If the BIOS doesn't support the chip it will likely just beep at you. But many boards require a working CPU in order to be flashed. There are some boards that will POST with an unsupported CPU and still let you flash it, but they are hit or miss. Unless you read somewhere that a person succeeded with the exact same hardware setup don't risk it.

As mentioned there are boards that can run flash utilities without a CPU, a much better proposition.

But given the parts you have selected, I think X79 is not the path you should be choosing.
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November 28, 2013 3:17:12 AM

hi m8 i would go for a build like this
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2afst
litle bit more money but more rounded and make more use of the tech
or with asus mobo http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2afLJ
for your bios question (to lazy to type the answer when they allready did) http://forums.tweaktown.com/asrock/55175-asrock-x79-ext...
the asus mobo support usb flash with no OS installed
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