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April 8, 2010 1:27:20 AM

This is what I am getting:
1) EVGA GeForce GTS 250 512MB DDR3 PCIe DVI/HDMI/VGA

2)Corsair TX650W 650W Power Supply

3)Corsair 4096MB PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz (2x2048MB) getting a total of 8 gigs(4 2gig sticks)

4)ASUS P7P55D Pro Intel P55 Socket LGA1156

5)Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit DVD OEM

6)Seagate 250GB Serial ATA w/NCQ 7200/8MB/SATA-3G getting 2 of these

7)Have case and dvd+/-r sata

What I would like to know is this:
When its together, do I install os first, or do I update mobo bios and drivers for video card, or should I just install installation cd's and call it a day? Do I have to update any bios or drivers? Should I just install everything and see if it works first? I want to make sure I do this right so I don't screw up or fry anything, and so I don't have to do it numerous times. Thanks for any info.

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April 8, 2010 1:45:49 AM

Unless you have a problem or issue, and the new version has a specific fix for your problem, updating your BIOS is useless, and yes many times it will cause more problems than it will fix. I have no idea why there are so many people out there who think just because there is a new version, you need to go get it. Even your board makers site has warnings all over the page. But everyone wants to have that latest BIOS version, as if your BIOS is some kind of driver set or something, it is not. The only change might be they added a new processor to the list of possible processors the board can support, so the board can recognize and "knows" the default auto configuration for a newly released processor, or memory stick. Nothing is changed most usually that affects how your PC works. And when a change is made that does have an effect, it could be a change made to work with a later revision of your board, and can cause more problems than it will solve on previous board revisions.
There are too many people out there who think the first thing you need to do when you have a new motherboard is "update your BIOS!" This is not, many times, the best advice.
Install your components and OS and call it a day....
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April 8, 2010 1:49:06 AM

chefboyeb said:
Unless you have a problem or issue, and the new version has a specific fix for your problem, updating your BIOS is useless, and yes many times it will cause more problems than it will fix. I have no idea why there are so many people out there who think just because there is a new version, you need to go get it. Even your board makers site has warnings all over the page. But everyone wants to have that latest BIOS version, as if your BIOS is some kind of driver set or something, it is not. The only change might be they added a new processor to the list of possible processors the board can support, so the board can recognize and "knows" the default auto configuration for a newly released processor, or memory stick. Nothing is changed most usually that affects how your PC works. And when a change is made that does have an effect, it could be a change made to work with a later revision of your board, and can cause more problems than it will solve on previous board revisions.
There are too many people out there who think the first thing you need to do when you have a new motherboard is "update your BIOS!" This is not, many times, the best advice.
Install your components and OS and call it a day....



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April 8, 2010 1:54:14 AM

You're welcome... Goodluck mate...
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April 10, 2010 4:42:40 AM

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