With that chipset and CPU you should not have required a BIOS update to boot. Did this system ever get to boot or operate properly?
What happened during the update you were attempting?
Also, what is the make and model of your power supply?
Was the BIOS update necessary or optional?
The BIOS light stopped flashing and just glowed still so I figured it was done. I waited around 30minutes. Then I tried to boot the pc and nothing.
There is no way it bricked anything else in the pc right?
I do ask again...power supply type/output?
Not fully sure what you mean, it's the beQUIET Platinum Straight Power 11 1000W
I guess optional but JayzTwoCents made it sound super neccessary, so I tried it and bricked it
I don't know who that is.
Did you use that "flash BIOS" button on the back of the motherboard?
Or some other method?
It doesn't really matter if you cannot undo it. I'm just curious.
IMO $200+ motherboard is worth trying to salvage.
I have saved a one minute 55 second video from MSI website on how to use M Flash to update BIOS.
It did not use a rename and does not require a CPU.
I guess M Flash does NOT use the "flash BIOS" button.
A guy named "Mike Unboxing" has an 8 minute video on youtube on using the flash bios button on an MSI Tomahawk B550, also without CPU.
Not at all sure either will help you.
I can appreciate that. I have never had to contact them in spite of using MSI boards a great deal, but have you considered trying to call tech support? Does the retail location you purchased from offer any manner of support?
Even otherwise, are there any shops near you that might offer BIOS flashing? For instance MicroCenter offers said for ~$30 I have heard (never used them myself). IMO Geek Squad would be too expensive and just get another motherboard.
I still am not clear whether you ever have seen this system post? We can assume a bad BIOS flash if it did previously, but if it never booted in the first place it could be something else entirely.
This ^^I would get something with better power phasing for that CPU - you'd want a board with 16-1-2 minimum, but preferably a 20 phase one. Gigabyte boards tend to have the best power phasing for the price, but MSI/RoG Strix also have some good choices at higher price points . Optimal power phasing is what you should be looking for a top end cpu, hands down. The -P denotation on MSI and Asus boards means their lowest spec boards and that includes phasing - I believe they're 14-1-1; they aren't intended for i9s.