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Just ordered, quick question on updating mobo bios

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May 2, 2012 1:56:19 AM

Here's what i bought:

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
EVGA 02G-P4-2685-KR GeForce GTX 680
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W
COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3

I have a couple questions, first of all I know the motherboard will support ivy bridge with a bios update, but will I be able to put the ivy bridge in and at least have the motherboard post so that I can actually update it? If not, what would a solution be? I have another desktop chip at home but it is an old core 2 duo, could that work?

Also, does anyone have a link to a good guide on how to put it all together? I have taken out individual parts, etc. before but never built one from scratch.

A link to how to update a mobo bios would be nice as well.

Thanks.
May 2, 2012 3:18:30 AM

Also, on the fence about returning my z68 for a z77. Held off on a z77 because I was worried about bugs since its a newer motherboard. Read a lot of threads already about it, but are motherboads known for being buggy when they first come out? Are the z77's buggy now? How long have they been out? Thanks!
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May 4, 2012 1:13:11 AM

Following this! I have the exact same question. Receiving my case tomorrow which is the final part I need to build this beast.

Did you find your answer somewhere else Stenr?
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May 10, 2012 5:50:11 AM

Well, I went ahead and got the z77 and been running about a week and its been fine. Everything works so I would say go for the z77.

About the z68 supporting ivy bridge enough to post, dunno.
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