Okay boys and girls this is not my first time at the rodeo but I want to make sure I am prepared for the upcomming system upgrade overhall. I have been with an AMD 8120 FX BE for a number of years. I took the plunge last week due to have some extra money but not quite enough.
I bought an ASUS Z170-A motherboard
and I5 6600K
These have already arrived and are driving me crazy sitting on my desk. My old FX 8120 will be re-purposed or parted out, not sure yet which.
I will be getting the ram ordered this coming Friday, but I digress.
With the AMD chipset, I have had all drivers I could possible need already stored on my hard drives. I am reusing some things like my newish GPUs (R9 290x x2 bought in May) my EVGA supernova 1050 GS PSU bought this summer, and the SSD I bought in Aug, plus my assorted other gear and monitors.
Are what drivers are a must to download prior to my new windows 10 install so I can prepare the USB?
Also do I need to download prepare USB stick with a newer bios prior to boot up? If so the latest bios or a different one? ( will be getting a 2 x 8 kit) Most like this one of these two... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231873
I do like to play around with overclocking all things, I know this is not the OC enthusiast board as some others are.
No raid will be used.
I have been with AMD so long I no longer understand the importance of some of the Intel drivers needed.
On a side note I am assuming I should see lots of improvements from going from an FX 8120 to the i5 6700K with crossfire from benchmarks to gaming...at least that is my hope.
PS I read all 190 pages of this thread yesterday.