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Uhhhh wat?

No flashing the bios is what I would consider to be common practice when building a computer.

You never know what kind of old crappy bios might be on the mobo.
I've heard if the power goes out for any reason it's an instantly bricked mobo, which isn't beyond possibility with a new build. I've only ever flashed a GPU before and the new BIOS ended up being faulty meaning I had to flash the original BIOS back on, definitely not something I'd like to mess around with on someone else's PC.
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I've heard if the power goes out for any reason it's an instantly bricked mobo, which isn't beyond possibility with a new build. I've only ever flashed a GPU before and the new BIOS ended up being faulty meaning I had to flash the original BIOS back on, definitely not something I'd like to mess around with on someone else's PC.

About the power going out while flashing is very true, but you would have to seriously screw something up if the psu wasn't connected right.
If you buy a half decent motherboard these days, the bios updating process is very easy to do with very small risk of damage. Plus you can fully get the system working on the default bios before even going to update it (if it even is necessary to do so).
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If the CPU doesn't work without the BIOS upgrade how are you going to run the BIOS upgrade?
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If the CPU doesn't work without the BIOS upgrade how are you going to run the BIOS upgrade?
Sorry, forgot you were planning on using Z87 chipset. Well If you want to avoid the whole bios update situation, then just go for a cheap Z97, problem solved smile.gif
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If the CPU doesn't work without the BIOS upgrade how are you going to run the BIOS upgrade?


I thought/think asrock had a special system of flashing the bios.

I know asus has a 1 button USB bios flash that does not require a cpu.

Asrock I swear has a fancy feature hiding some where.

But what ever, for the same price you can get the i5 4440 which will work end of story.
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post #36 of 36
I will just say that I have had good luck with Gigabyte boards over the past 4 years, both have been problem free *knocks on wood*. That is something that I can't say about the MSI boards that I have owned as well my last ASUS board had a couple ghost issues.

If you are not going with an unlocked processor why not grab an H97 to save some more money?
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