Why are you even repeating that nonsense with "he already has a CPU to use to update his bios". I can order MB and in note place that I would like to have BIOS updated before shipping to version XXX. And if X470 was not sufficient he had multiple other options too. 1st) use any other system he likely has. I have more computers too. 2nd) buy super cheap MB and use that before MB on RMA get's back. Much smaller loss. But instead he went for one of the best X470 boards out there. That's calculated action of someone who knows what he wants.