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From advice in a previous thread, I chose the Gigabyte z77 UD5H motherboard for my new/ first build.

It has some known issues that a BIOS update will fix, but I'm unsure of how/ when to do this. I've read that some boards will take a flash drive update with nothing plugged into the board. Should I do that? Or should I assemble everything and try to POST?

Here's my final build:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($169.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($91.22 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($289.00 @ B&H)
Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($68.66 @ Amazon)

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Only Asus boards can update BIOS without anything plugged atm.

You need to build this system first.

Also use red USB ports on the back, and you most likely won't experience any problems.

To update BIOS you need to download it, extract the file to FAT32 formated flash drive and press END on the BIOS splash screen.
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Thanks for the quick reply! I went to the download site and found BIOS versions F5, F6, F7, and F8. Do I install just F8? Or do they each do something different that requires installing all of them?
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just install F8.

BTW there are beta BIOS F12 atm. Try it if you have any problems with official releases.
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I installed F8 and it's still fine. I also noticed the BIOS memory settings seemed to be wrong, so I changed them to what I *think* is correct.

This is my RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

Timings were set to 9-9-9-28, I changed ti 9-9-9-24.
Voltage was set to 1.500v, I changed to 1.250v.
Frequency was set to 1600, I did not change it.

Is this correct or do I need to turn off my system and change it to something else before I do any damage? Also, do I need to check any BIOS settings for my CPU or SSD?
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I installed F8 and it's still fine. I also noticed the BIOS memory settings seemed to be wrong, so I changed them to what I *think* is correct.
This is my RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2
Timings were set to 9-9-9-28, I changed ti 9-9-9-24.
Voltage was set to 1.500v, I changed to 1.250v.
Frequency was set to 1600, I did not change it.
Is this correct or do I need to turn off my system and change it to something else before I do any damage? Also, do I need to check any BIOS settings for my CPU or SSD?

You can simply enable X.M.P. memory profile so it sets everything by itself.


Just double check the voltage after it.
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