Question I bought a new CPU and Motherboard so do I have to update bios

Aug 25, 2019
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I bought a i7 8700k and ASRock B360 motherboard to upgrade my PC, so would I have to update bios or anything? Already have the RAM and GPU so can I just put it together and play or do I have to update anything? Not to versed on the subject
 

512-Bit

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You should not have to update the bios on the B360 mobo, as it is supposed to support 8th gen chips.

You should have, however gotten a better board, as the B360 doesn't support overclocking (the 'K' in your CPU means it can overclock) and is basically the bare minimum choice for intel boards.
 
Aug 25, 2019
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Yeah i'll upgrade the mobo again later. Only reason I did is because my old board didn't support 8th gen processors. I'm slowly upgrading without cleaning my bank. I was gonna get the z370 but it was double the price of the ASRock mobo. What mobo would you recommend when I do upgrade again?
 

Phaaze88

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Buying a new Z370/390 motherboard just to be able to overclock 8700k won't be 'worth it's features in gold'.
I mean, it won't be worth the $100 - $200 you may end up spending on the motherboard - even more, if you current cooler isn't able to keep up with that extra heat from overclocking.
It'd be a different story if you'd have gotten the Z mobo from the get go.

Roll with what you have until you're no longer satisfied by the cpu's performance, and replace the entire combo(cpu/mobo/ram).
 

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