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    Default Z97X SLI motherboard question

    Hello, first post here and I have a quick question about the Gigabyte Z97X SLI motherboard. I am going to be building a new system here really soon and I have read and read and narrowed my MB pick down to this one, and it seems to have great reviews and features for what I need. I will be pairing it with an i5 4690 (non-k), 8 gigs of gskill 1600 RAM and my old HD 5870 graphics card for now.

    I basically have a question about the BIOS on this board, since the Z97 boards are only a few months old and I hear all the time about waiting awhile for new MB's to get the bugs worked out and the BIOS stable. So I am wondering, should I wait another month before I get my new system to give this board some more time or would it be ok to get now with the newer BIOS?

    Just not sure how long is a good time to wait for new MB's to get fairly solid before buying. I have never flashed a BIOS and I never want to if I can help it, that's why I am asking about all this. I have always bought boards that are pretty mature and not new like this one.

    I appreciate any advice, thanks :)

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    Default Re: Z97X SLI motherboard question

    Quote Originally Posted by brigs81 View Post
    Hello, first post here and I have a quick question about the Gigabyte Z97X SLI motherboard. I am going to be building a new system here really soon and I have read and read and narrowed my MB pick down to this one, and it seems to have great reviews and features for what I need. I will be pairing it with an i5 4690 (non-k), 8 gigs of gskill 1600 RAM and my old HD 5870 graphics card for now.

    I basically have a question about the BIOS on this board, since the Z97 boards are only a few months old and I hear all the time about waiting awhile for new MB's to get the bugs worked out and the BIOS stable. So I am wondering, should I wait another month before I get my new system to give this board some more time or would it be ok to get now with the newer BIOS?

    Just not sure how long is a good time to wait for new MB's to get fairly solid before buying. I have never flashed a BIOS and I never want to if I can help it, that's why I am asking about all this. I have always bought boards that are pretty mature and not new like this one.

    I appreciate any advice, thanks :)
    Flashing a bios is pretty simple this day and time.....it's no harder than installing a program.
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