I know it is customary to download all the latest drivers before building, but my HDD and optical drive have new firmware available. The Seagate site says to only DL and install if necessary. Is that the case?
It's customary to download all the latest drivers before building?? Never seen anyone do that before. Typically you build the computer first, load Windows, then download/install your drivers. The only firmware I've ever updated in 15yrs was for my dvd drive.