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What needs an update in what order?
04-05-2012, 10:31 AM,
What needs an update in what order?
So I am practically almost finished with my PC build (signature below). I am curious on what updates should be done before I install the operating system or after?

My plan was just to install Windows then do all the updates on firmware, drivers, etc.

Wasn't going to backup my SSD yet because the only thing I would have to lose is Win 7, I can install it again if data is lost.
Build: CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V LX GPU: XFX Double D HD Radeon 6870 1GB RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) HDD: Barracuda 7200RPM 500 GB SATA 6GB SDD: SAMSUNG 120GB 830 Optical Drive: Asus SATA 24x DVD Burner PSU: KINGWIN Lazer Gold Series 700w Case: Cooler Master 922 Blue Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DG 5.1 Monitor: (2) ASUS ML 249H Mouse: Logitech G500 Keyboard: Logitech G110 Speakers: Logitech Z623
04-05-2012, 02:53 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-05-2012, 02:57 PM by Larriman.)
RE: What needs an update in what order?
sounds good but make sure you install PhysX, i know it's an nvidia exclusive but some games still need it installed to run (metro 2033, bulletstorm, etc.) i wouldn't miss cpu-z and gpu-z either. might be a good idea to download a benchmark such as furmark and leave a burn-in test over night just to make sure the PSU isn't bad or anything.

just a side question whats the keyboard like? i'm considering getting one and have been getting mixed comments on it, thanks

04-06-2012, 11:49 PM,
RE: What needs an update in what order?
I always update the motherboard's bios first. I then install the operating system along with hardware drivers and apply all of the OS updates second, including hardware driver updates. I then install Microsoft Office and install its updates. I then install Adobe software and do their updates. After that, the rest of the software can be installed in any order as they usually don't have as much updates as the previously mentioned software. After everything is installed and I have my "internet favorites" and "my documents" pointing to my storage drive along with my data restored, I do a complete ISO backup of they system.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 GPU: EVGA GTX 650 2GB SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB HDDs: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB and Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB Motherboard: Asus P9X79 Pro RAM: 8x8GB (64GB) G. Skill Ripjaws Z 1600MHz Optical Drives: two Asus DRWB1ST PSU: Seasonic X650 80+ Gold Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional S Mouse: Logitech Performance MX Tablet: Logitech T650 Monitors: NEC P241W and NEC PA241W Speakers: Bose Companion 3 Operating System: Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
04-07-2012, 07:32 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-07-2012, 07:34 AM by ichigeki.)
RE: What needs an update in what order?
Be careful about updating the MOBO. I don't recommend updating unless it directly addresses one of your issues.

As for me, all I do is install LAN, then activate administrator account and delete others, then install graphics, and finally sound. Software comes last for me.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430

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