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Gaming Build. Will I need to update bios to use AMD FX-6300 CPU?

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March 8, 2013 12:03:11 AM

Building a gaming PC for my brother and wasn't sure if the AMD FX-6300 CPU would work with the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ Motherboard, both right out of the box... or will I have to put in an AM3 CPU to update the bios before being able to run with the FX-6300? I know I have read of problems as such before but, not sure if they've since changed so that AM3+ motherboards now ship being able to support the FX series CPU.

Also, thoughts on this build? Total w/ S&H and tax is exactly $820 before rebate (at the time I originally put this together).

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Case (Cooler Master Elite 430) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Extra Case Fan (SickleFlow 120 Blue LED Fan) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Motherboard (Asus M5A97 LE R2.0) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM (Corsair Vengeance 8GB) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Processor (AMD FX-6300; Six cores @ 3.5GHz) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Video Card (XFX Radeon 7870) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Power Supply (XFX Core Edition Pro 650 Watts) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Hard Drive (WD Blue 1TB) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

DVD Drive (Asus DVD RW) - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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March 8, 2013 2:08:48 AM

You have the revision 2.0 board .
A bios update should not be needed
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