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HELP! "Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs."

Sankamon

37 months ago

Hi there, this is my first pc build an I'm not that clued up on BIOS etc as it says my parts are compatible but I keep getting the message about the BIOS update. It says "Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs." Didn't know if this will be a problem for me. If anyone can help me, I'd really appreciate it

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/qRKRFd

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

AMDs a bad choice atm, their next gen cpus are coming early next year and it's already known they're not compatible with current am3+/fm2+ boards so your basically buying into an obsolete system, intel has better cpu upgrade options and for gaming generally better performance due to their chips better single thread performance.

850 evo is poor value imo, and extra 7 quid gets you 50% more space.

Swapping to an intel cpu reduces the power draw so you can get a lower watt psu and still have 200+w excess over the site estimate which is plenty.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £186.19 @ Kustom PCs
Motherboard MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £93.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £67.99 @ Novatech
Storage Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £149.00 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £60.98 @ Novatech
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card Purchased For £0.00
Case Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For £0.00
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £76.74 @ CCL Computers
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer £53.18 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM 64-bit -
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter £27.98 @ Novatech
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard -
External Storage A-Data 2TB External Hard Drive £81.89 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £797.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-29 19:48 BST+0100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Will that build you suggested be able to run decent graphic games still? I'm guessing it will run better and perform better the way you have edited it? If so, I will take your advice and go for that set up. Thank you for the info, was worried i'd buy all the parts and it wouldn't work lol I know next to nothing about pc building.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sure, you have the same gpu (as you've already paid for it i didn't change that) and if you check the userbenchmark link I posted above you can see the i5 6500 ranks higher for gaming and desktop use so I would expect you'll get better performance than the amd build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Please don't make duplicate threads for the same question.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I tried to edit the Topic title but it wouldn't let me

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