XepherTheCat wroteI have no idea what Overclockers UK does
Okay, well I know for a fact that there are vendors in the UK(where OP is buying) that will update the BIOS for him, so 'issue' resolved. Easy as that.
XepherTheCat wrotebut retailers like Newegg, Amazon, well I know damn sure they won't update the BIOS for you.
Really? You've asked before?
You're wrong btw. I've had people get Newegg to update the BIOS of their motherboard before sending it.
XepherTheCat wroteThat means it's an open box product.
No, it doesn't.
XepherTheCat wroteI'm not sure about the claim on the latest BIOS when it leaves the factory, but what if it was on shelf for months on end? Kaby Lake isn't all that old.
I literally said that the only way it won't have the relevant BIOS is if the motherboard has been sitting in storage for more than 8 months, which is unlikely. Again though, if that were the case, it's not hard to have the BIOS updated. It's much easier than spending an extra £30 or so that he doesn't have on a motherboard.
XepherTheCat wroteAlso with the PSU, I couldn't find it, but the XFX TS is pretty good.
Yeah, XFX units(apart from the XT) are all super solid. The XT, however, that you recommended, is not great, and the Super Flower unit I recommended would be a far better option.
XepherTheCat wroteI'm also just mentioning OEMs. FSP, Seasonic are known for good quality PSUs.