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    ROG Member Array Shammer PC Specs
    Shammer PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Rampage V Extreme/U3.1
    ProcessorIntel I7-5930K
    Memory (part number)G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series 32GB F4-2666C15Q-32GRR
    Graphics Card #1EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4996-KR 6GB FT
    Graphics Card #2EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 06G-P4-4996-KR 6GB FT
    MonitorASUS ROG SWIFT PG279Q 27"
    Storage #1OS: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB PCIe 3.0 M.2
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB
    CPU CoolerNZXT Kraken X61
    CaseCorsair 780T
    Power SupplyCorsair 1200i
    Keyboard Razer Black Widow Untimate 2013
    Mouse Logitech G602
    OS Win10 Pro

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    New Build - Questions

    Hi, Folks -

    My BIOS is 1701, I'm assuming I need to load 3101? Settings indicate the right CPU & memory, now I need to enable my Samsung 950 Pro 512 M.2, and I intend to follow the Windows 10 in the Sticky Guide. Or should I stay on 1701 until I get Win10 installed, then connect my SSD and other peripherals?

    Taking it slow and cautious, this is only my second DIY build.

    Thanks in advance for any advice!


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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array drop4205 PC Specs
    drop4205 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)What are laptops
    MotherboardMaximus XI Formula
    Memory (part number)Gskill Trident Z F4-3200C14-32GYZR
    Graphics Card #1Nvidia Reference RTX2080TI
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    MonitorMSI Oculux-NXG251R
    Storage #1Samsung970 EVO Plus 1T
    CPU CoolerHeatkiller
    CasePhantex Evolove X
    Power SupplySessonic Prime Titanium 850
    Keyboard ROG Strix Flare
    Mouse ROG Gladius II
    Headset Astro A40
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    Im running bios 2001 and found it better than 1701. If everything is workin no need to really update bios. You can always update it after windows install and if something not working go to last bios that worked on your system. I heard the 3000 bios and up are for broadwell.
    Maximus XI Formula, I9-9900k, Phantex Evolove X, Seasonic Titanium 850W, Custom loop PE360+SE360 Rad, G.Skill Trident Z F4-3200C14 32g, Nvidia Reference RTX 2080 TI, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1Tb, ROG Strix Flare keyboard, ROG Gladius II

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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array red454 PC Specs
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    MotherboardRampage V Extreme BIOS 3801
    Memory (part number)32GB - G.Skill F4-2800C16Q-32GRK
    Graphics Card #1GTX Titan X
    MonitorDual 23"
    Storage #1Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD
    CPU CoolerCooler Master Nepton 280L
    CaseThermaltake Core X9
    Power SupplyDARK POWER PRO 11 1000W
    Keyboard Logitech G19S
    Mouse Logitech G600
    OS Win 10 Pro 64bit
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    You should be fine with that BIOS - as drop4205 mentioned, there isn't any advantage to the newer BIOS, so I would get your new system up and running, then make the change to the new BIOS if you like. I am running it with no issues. The nice thing with the dual BIOS is (as you probably know) that you can easily try the newer one, while retaining the old / original BIOS. Any problems with the new one - just flip the BIOS switch and you are back to the original.
    ASUS Rampage V Extreme BIOS 3801 | i7-5820K | Thermaltake Core X9 | G.Skill F4-2800C16Q-32GRK | Cooler Master Nepton 280L | Dual Samsung 850EVO 500GB SSD | PSU: DARK POWER PRO 11 1000W | 3TB & 4TB HDD | NVIDIA GTX Titan X | ASUS 24x DVD±RW Drive | Win10 Pro

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array
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    In your case, you might want to update it to the 2001 BIOS at least since it improves the compatibility with some M.2 devices.

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