Here's where I've run into a wall: Will the Motherboard's built-it BIOS support this CPU? The box says it's FX-unlocked, but Gigabyte's website says that I'll need to update the BIOS to run a FX-based CPU.
HELP!!! (Thank you! Suggestions for comparable parts are also welcome!)
Here's a cheaper board with all the similar features of the Gigabyte. I know that this board will run the FX cpu straight out of the box...no need for a bios update. If you want more features you can look at the more expensive Asrock mobos
I'd even recommend the amd phenom x4 965 black edition CPU. It's cheaper and performs at the same level as the FX...sometimes faster. You also won't have to worry about the bios compatibility...not that would have to anyways with those boards I recommended...especially the last one.