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Intel H170 CPU to Chipset motherboard error! Please Help!

Hello,

I just received this error on PCPartPicker: "Some Intel H170 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Kaby Lake-S CPUs. Upgrading the BIOS may require a different CPU that is supported by older BIOS revisions." Is this something to worry about and if so how do I fix it. I would also like to know if this is a viable build and any revisions an experienced person would make, this is my first build.

Thank you!

My build:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LbMnqk
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  1. Hi, It is something to worry about. The system would not POST. I suggest choosing a H270 motherboard.
    Reply to alexoiu
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    A H270 motherboard will work with a 7500 CPU
    To use a H170 with a 7500 CPU, you need to update it first.
    This means you fit a CPU where the number begins with a 6 (anything from a pentium to an i7 will do), update the bios, remove the older CPU, then fit your 7500.
    Easier to buy a 6000 series for a H170, or a 7000 series for a H270
    Reply to lodders
  3. With this build:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.66 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus STRIX B250F GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($127.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 570 4GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($184.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($36.88 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($86.88 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $850.36
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-03 13:46 EDT-0400

    You're getting your money's worth. You couldn't take advantage of DDR4-3000Mhz on the H170 platform, the only route you'd need to go if you wanted that ram to function at that speed is for a Z270 motherboard. SPeaking of motherboard, you'd have required a 200 series chipset in order to avoid the issue with an incompatible CPU. You could get a BIOS update done but you'd have also needed an older CPU, which isn't going to come cheap.

    I changed the PSU and ept the build to an all Asus/Strix theme and gave you much more reliable PSU. You could drop in an SSD if you can afford it.
    Reply to Lutfij
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