or one of the few am3 890fx boards with bio update for fx. the 8350 will not worth with am2/am2+. Certain am2+ boards take am3 and could then go with an PIIX6 if ur on am2+ platform, or upgrade to am3+ to go with the 8350
Windows starts loading, gets past post, cpu shows up in bios at its default settings, either at the stock clock or whatever cool n quiet sets it at if enabled.
U will need bios 1703, which i think shows u in the bios, or download cpu-z and it'll show u. If u need to update, download the update from asus, use asus updater and go from there. Need to do this with the 8150, make sure its successful and then swap out the cpu.
high end air coolers perform just as good as lets say a H100 or a closed loop cooler.
Custom liquid cooling costs alot and cools alot better than a closed loop. U have to refill the liquid every so often, etc but i havent done one before nor have look them up. So if u go closed loop go ahead but many high end air coolers do the same thing for cooling.