MSI B350 Tomahawk/Ryzen 5 1600x not posting

I decided to do almost a whole rebuild, got a 1600x, msi tomahawk, and 8gb of ddr4 ram, (2, 4gb sticks). I put it all together the right way, turned it on and the cpu debug led is on. I did the CMOS battery thing like some people said, i played with display ports, nothing. Some people say the BIOS needs updated but I don't know how to do that without being able to use the pc, I have another pc that I could download the new bios on and install it if that would work.

Just checked msi compatibility with ram, says that my RAM is not compatible, could that be the reason it doesn't work?
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  1. What make/model video card (GPU) and power supply (PSU) do you have installed?
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  2. msi gtx 1070 with a evga 600b
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  3. You shouldn't need a BIOS update. Have you checked for bent CPU pins (there are a bazillion of them)? Also, does anything flash on the screen? Verified memory is fully inserted and locked into place?

    Have you stepped through the aforementioned guide?
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  4. I checked the cpu, i checked the ram, checked the gpu, all the plugs. I've been told that some of the msi boards don't come with the bios update for ryzen 5 for whatever reason so I think ill just return the thing.
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  5. See here for compatibility info:

    Seems you need this version, or newer:

    How recently did you purchase the motherboard?
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