Thanks for following up! I was worried at first. This is something to consider on my next build. I think was going to get a GTX 1060, so pretty sure no Intel Graphic will compete with that.
Thanks for the feedback. I thought that a dedicate GPU would always be better. I certainly wouldn't have wasted my money if I knew that.
Thank you! Yeah, I realized my mistake as soon as I opened the box, but didn't want to go through the trouble of returning it. I suppose I could have just ordered the 430W and kept this cheapy 400W as a backup.
So don't make the mistake I did. If you want to use Skylake compatible mobo (H110, B150, Z170) you'd need a Sky Lake processor so you can get to the UEFI to flash the latest BiOS. First you'll want to make sure that the manufacturer offer a BiOS update to Kaby Lake. Honestly it's a lot of trouble to do this, so if you're buying a new mobo and want Kaby lake. I see there are now B250 mobos which are like $80.
The other thing I noticed when I flashed my mobo it no longer worked with Sky Lake, so it's a one way ticket to Kaby Lake.
Check out the B250 it look like a more budget friendly Kaby Lake mobo, which also is backwards compatible to Sky Lake.
Hope that helps :)
Yeah it fun and frustrating but feels great when the thing comes to life. Good luck with your build!
Thank you! I did return the after market cooler b/c it was defective, but I've decide to just stick with the stock cooler, b/c you're right no ability to OC and the temps seem to top out at like 50C
I had no issues. In fact in CPUZ it's reporting at 2400 not 2133.
At first I had regrets b/c of the BiOS isues, but now I'm so glad I went with the 7100.
That's a good point! My goal was to stay under $500 and I clearly went over that mostly b/c of the M.2 drive. I should have ditched the after market CPU cooler and upped the GPU. Thank you for the feedback!