Build Advice New Build, would I need a BIOS flash?

dingobud

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Edit: I originally wanted just wanted to know if I needed a bios flash but then I realized advice for my whole setup could be useful.
*I also live in the US

So I'm tryna build a pc and I was wondering if a BIOS update would be necessary.
Here's my mobo and cpu:
Mobo: https://www.newegg.com/msi-b450-tomahawk-max/p/N82E16813144439?Description=msi b450 tomahawk max&cm_re=msi_b450 tomahawk max--13-144-439--Product&quicklink=true
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07STGGQ18/ref=twister_B095DPMLCZ?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

Here's my full parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kKQJrr
GPU: https://www.newegg.com/asus-geforce-rtx-2060-dual-rtx2060-o6g-evo/p/N82E16814126349?Description=rtx&cm_re=rtx-_-14-126-349-_-Product&quicklink=true

Let me know if you have any feedback for the parts I'm using e.g. parts I could get a better price on, parts I could change, compatibility issues, etc.
Please note that I'm tryna keep the budget under $1380 USD
 
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Edit: I originally wanted just wanted to know if I needed a bios flash but then I realized advice for my whole setup could be useful.
*I also live in the US

So I'm tryna build a pc and I was wondering if a BIOS would be necessary
Here's my mobo and cpu:
Mobo: https://www.newegg.com/msi-b450-tomahawk-max/p/N82E16813144439?Description=msi b450 tomahawk max&cm_re=msi_b450 tomahawk max--13-144-439--Product&quicklink=true
CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07STGGQ18/ref=twister_B095DPMLCZ?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

Here's my full parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kKQJrr
GPU: https://www.newegg.com/asus-geforce-rtx-2060-dual-rtx2060-o6g-evo/p/N82E16814126349?Description=rtx&cm_re=rtx-_-14-126-349-_-Product&quicklink=true

Let me know if you have any feedback for the parts I'm using e.g. parts I could get a better price on, parts I could change, compatibility issues, etc.
Please note that I'm tryna keep the budget under $1380 USD
B450 Tomahawk MAX does not need a bios update to work with a Ryzen 5 3600. I also have the B450 Tomahawk its a great value motherboard but right now with prices of B550 being the same or really close i would look for a B550 that can also support PCI-e 4.0.
 
@dingobud if you're on a budget then always go big with the SSD and add the storage drive later on down the road otherwise you'll regret it.

This build will beat that Ryzen 3600 7 out of 10 games. That Vulcan Z RAM works good with Asus boards .. in fact Tom's did a review on it.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813119385
ASUS PRIME B560M-A $110.99

https://www.aaawave.com/intel-bx8070110400f-core-i5-10400f-6-cores-up-to-4-3-ghz-desktop-processor/
Intel Core i5-10400F $156.99

https://www.amazon.com/DEEPCOOL-GAMMAXX-Heatpipes-Motherboard-Control/dp/B08C231WQC/
DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX GTE V2 CPU Air Cooler $29.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820331354
Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CL16 $74.99

https://www.newegg.com/team-group-1tb-cx2/p/N82E16820331561
Team Group CX2 2.5" 1TB SATA III 3D NAND Internal SSD $88.99

Total: $462

Review of that cpu w/benchmarks


A better look at that board.


And this build will literally mop the floor with the Ryzen 3600. This set up will allow you to run that cpu with the power limits turned off in the bios. It's a round a bout way of OC these locked cpu's ... it keeps them in turbo boost mode longer.

https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813144396
MSI MAG B560M BAZOOKA $139.99

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/intel-...ked-desktop-processor/6452218.p?skuId=6452218
Intel Core i5-11400 (6 cores/12 threads) $189.99

https://www.amazon.com/Gelid-Solutions-Phantom-Cooler-Case/dp/B076KYYSRW
Gelid Solutions Phantom CPU Cooler $36.99

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K8G32C16U4B/dp/B083TRRT16/
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 $87.99

PNY CS2130 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4 Internal SSD $109.99

Total: $565

Review of that cpu w/benchmarks

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/intel-core-i5-11400f-processor-review,1.html


A better look at that board.

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B560M-BAZOOKA
 

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