I’m confused on what to do for my build

Can you please look at my full build and tell me if I need a BIOS update, and please tell me all the drivers or utilities or or apps that I need to install/download. For my Ram, mother board, graphics card, cooler or anything else I missed. Also, please tell me if his is correct, once I setup my pc and run it to bios, I’m going to set it so my ram can run at 3200, and I’m also going to make it so windows can boot of a USB arrive. Hopefully that is what I should do :) also this might be a stupid question, but since I am getting a 7700k and it comes with terrible integrated graphics, do I need to disable these in order for my 1080Ti to show its beauty? Thanks so much!

My build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/gbro10/saved/DPnTHx
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  1. it's all good and nice
    u won't need BIOS update (supposedly, since the Kabylake is supported by Z270 mobo out of the box)

    for the GPU question:
    no, u won't need to, on PC, the system immediately detect the discrete GPU and use it instead of the integrated one, so as long as ur GPU works, it'll be fine :)
    Reply to constantine_99
  2. Okay that answers the BIOS update question and the if I need to disable the integrated graphics, but nothing else. So thanks a lot, but that’s not all I wanted to know. I really want to know if there is someone really nice out there who would give me links to each drivers/utilities/apps that I need to download for each one of my parts. Cause I’m very confused on that part.
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  3. griffinbro10 said:
    Okay that answers the BIOS update question and the if I need to disable the integrated graphics, but nothing else. So thanks a lot, but that’s not all I wanted to know. I really want to know if there is someone really nice out there who would give me links to each drivers/utilities/apps that I need to download for each one of my parts. Cause I’m very confused on that part.


    actually, most of the time, after u installed the windows, it will search all the required driver for your system automatically when u boot up the first time, usually u only need to update them (some will need it, some won't), and for those update, u can just use "update driver" feature on device manager (coz if there's no such feature, ur computer won't boot up, i mean, how can they work without their drivers)
    however, GPU driver though require manual installation [referring to Nvidia / AMD driver] u can find them in their respective websites

    PS: congrats with the 1080ti build, meanwhile i'm still stuck with a 1050ti XD
    Reply to constantine_99
  4. griffinbro10 said:
    Okay that answers the BIOS update question and the if I need to disable the integrated graphics, but nothing else. So thanks a lot, but that’s not all I wanted to know. I really want to know if there is someone really nice out there who would give me links to each drivers/utilities/apps that I need to download for each one of my parts. Cause I’m very confused on that part.


    there is no one-stop-shop for all drivers. Constantine is bang on. Windows will update most drivers, although the ones from the windows update may be out of date.
    To get the most up to date drivers you go to the manufacturers website for each part, to get the abolsute latest driver.
    It's really not that hard.
    Reply to keith12
  5. keith12 said:
    griffinbro10 said:
    Okay that answers the BIOS update question and the if I need to disable the integrated graphics, but nothing else. So thanks a lot, but that’s not all I wanted to know. I really want to know if there is someone really nice out there who would give me links to each drivers/utilities/apps that I need to download for each one of my parts. Cause I’m very confused on that part.


    there is no one-stop-shop for all drivers. Constantine is bang on. Windows will update most drivers, although the ones from the windows update may be out of date.
    To get the most up to date drivers you go to the manufacturers website for each part, to get the abolsute latest driver.
    It's really not that hard.


    there is however a feature in the device manager that allows u to update without having to search through individual website
    open device manager
    choose one of the part u want to upgrade and open it's properties
    on the driver tab, there's an option called "update driver"
    in there, u can choose whether u want to use a file u just downloaded (which means u already found it) or ask the windows to find the latest driver automatically from the internet
    for the GPU driver, it's easier to just search it manually, since sometimes, windows gave u the latest version without concerning the compability issue :)
    for 1080 ti: https://www.geforce.com/drivers

    if the new upgrade mess up your system instead of making it better, there's a "roll back driver" feature too :)
    Reply to constantine_99
  6. For the motherboard drivers, if any are required, go to to the MSI website:

    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z270-GAMING-M7
    Reply to Phillip Corcoran
  7. Okay thanks for the answers all. So here’s what I’ve heard.
    - I don’t need a BIOS update
    - I just need to download the RGB softwares manually but that will be easy
    - most of the drivers for the pc already come installed
    - I can see my GPU driver on nvidias website.

    What I still want to know:
    My motherboard offers this feature called Gameboost, is there some sort of app or driver or something for that?
    Also, I want the application that allows me to check my gpu voltage and temperature, and also the app where I can select the different profiles for it (ex. OC, silent, gaming)

    Thanks!
    Reply to griffinbro10
  8. For the GPU your taling about MSI afterburner, or Asus GPU Tweak. Again, download them from the respective website.
    Reply to keith12
  9. Ok thanks everybody! I’ll post again if i have more questions.
    Reply to griffinbro10
  10. griffinbro10 said:
    Okay thanks for the answers all. So here’s what I’ve heard.
    - I don’t need a BIOS update
    - I just need to download the RGB softwares manually but that will be easy
    - most of the drivers for the pc already come installed
    - I can see my GPU driver on nvidias website.

    What I still want to know:
    My motherboard offers this feature called Gameboost, is there some sort of app or driver or something for that?
    Also, I want the application that allows me to check my gpu voltage and temperature, and also the app where I can select the different profiles for it (ex. OC, silent, gaming)

    Thanks!

    @OP
    MSI afterburner is better imo, u can also use the Rivatuner that comes with MSI's installer and get the system info inside your game through On-Screen Display (OSD) feature:
    MSI afterbuner to calculate the info
    Rivatuner to display and customize the layout
    i personally use them myself and pretty content with it :)

    PS: those OCing apps will work with any brand (ex: u can pair an Asus Strix with MSI afterburner)
    Reply to constantine_99
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