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QUICK PLZ HELP IM IN STORE.. 9th gen CPU on z370, how?

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I am in microcenter right now trying to buy the gigabyte aorus z370 gaming 5 motherboard with a 9th gen i5-9600k.

 

I dont have an 8th gen cpu, so how do I get the bios updated in order to run the i5-9600k?

CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

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Unless the motherboard has a bios flash feature that can flash form a USB drive without a CPU or ram installed, you can't.

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You would need to update the BIOS with an 8th gen CPU. There's no other way around it afaik.

You might be able to ask the store if you could borrow an 8th gen CPU to update the BIOS with but I doubt they will. It doesn't hurt to ask though.

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Option 1: get a Z390 which will support 9600K out-of-the-box

Option 2: ask the store to update the BIOS for you

Option 3: some vendors already started shipping Z370 board with the latest 9th compatible bios. Check the label on box or on BIOS chip

Option 4: get a G4900 for the sole purpose of updating the BIOS (LOL)

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@Enderman the gigabyte aorus z370 gaming 5 supports the Qflash utlity.

 

This is sufficient right?

 

Not sure if I should do this.

CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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the gigabyte aorus z370 gaming 5 mobo supports Qflash utility....

 

I am unsure if I want to do this though, you think it's difficult?

CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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4 minutes ago, hazeyez said:

@Enderman the gigabyte aorus z370 gaming 5 supports the Qflash utlity.

 

This is sufficient right?

 

Not sure if I should do this.

No, it needs to be the Qflash plus version:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2641923/updating-gigabyte-motherboard-bios-cpu.html

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I would ask them to check, but I got a z370 mobo with an 9600k and it worked right out of the box 

PC: CPU: i5-9600k - CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 - GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB GDDR6 - Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 - RAM: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB DDR4-3000 - PSU: Corsair - TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply - Case: Thermaltake - Core G21 TG

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14 minutes ago, Enderman said:

@Enderman there is not talk of a flash plus anywhere on gigabytes website.

 

This is so annoying I was trying to stay within budget but I guess that's not happening now. Getting a z390

CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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Just now, hazeyez said:

@Enderman there is not talk of a flash plus anywhere on gigabytes website.

 

This is so annoying I was trying to stay within budget but I guess that's not happening now. Getting a z390

Here is talks about Qflash plus: https://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/372/images/safe.html

Buying Z390 is really the best option for everything to work correctly with 0 risk.

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31 minutes ago, Enderman said:

Here is talks about Qflash plus: https://www.gigabyte.com/microsite/372/images/safe.html

Buying Z390 is really the best option for everything to work correctly with 0 risk.

@Enderman I agree. Microcenter charges $30 to do the bios update. I didnt want to be bothered with it.

 

I got a Gigabyte Aorus z390 Elite for $149.99

 

And an Intel i5-9600k for $229.99

 

Overall a really good deal. Original plan was to buy a used i5-8400 and z370 b360 motherboard off of craigslist, but the kid wanted $240.

 

The whole reason for doing this to begin with is because I just got a Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti lastnight for $450. 

 

I didnt want my current cpu to bottleneck it. 

 

The original plan was to upgrade to a 9700k and rtx 2080, but the whole build was looking like $2500+.

 

I didn't want to do that, when I plan to upgrade to the new zen2 or intel architecture in 2019.

 

I chose this route for $830... I am going to put my current Asus build into an older chassis with the 1060 6gb and sell it for $750.

 

Got a great upgrade for less than $100.

 

What do you all think?

CPU: Intel i5-9600k | MoBo: Gigabyte Aorus Elite z390 | RAM: 16gb (4 x 4gb) Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4-2400

GPU: Gigabyte Aorus Xtreme 1080ti | Storage: 500gb Samsung 860 vNand SSD x2 & 1tb WD Caviar Blue HDD

Chassis: NZXT h700i White w/ RGB LED | Cooling: Corsair H100i Pro RGB AIO & 6x Corsair AF120 fans White LED

Screens: 2x 27" Acer HA270 Ultra Slim LED | Peripherals: MSI Interceptor RGB DS4200 Key & D200 Mouse

 

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Looks good.

GPU will be fine for a long time.

Maybe upgrade to a used 9700k/9900K in about 1-3 years or so.

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