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December 19, 2012 5:49:12 AM

Hey guys, I just started building my new gaming pc and really have no clue what to do after that. Ive watched a ton of vids and read a ton of articles on bios setup but all are very different. I need some help on what/how to run my bios so my computer is working at 100%. Here are mu parts. Any info will help greatly.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($20.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($107.36 @ CompUSA)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $681.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-19 02:48 EST-0500)

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December 19, 2012 8:47:35 AM

You dont really need to mess with the BIOS that much unless you are overclocking. Il assume your not, though your set up for it if you wanted too.

Only thing would be checking to make sure everything is set up right. So check the if the RAM is running at the right frequency and timings, if its not then enabling the XMP profile will fix that.
Then it would be setting up the boot order, so that the OS drive (the Barracuda im guessing) is first.
December 20, 2012 5:50:11 AM

At first will i set my boot to the optical so i can install my os. Once my os is installed i change it back to hdd?

Also my optical didn't come with a sata cable. The mobo came with two. Is that enough. One for the optical and one for the hdd.
December 20, 2012 6:42:52 AM