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Msi X79MA-GD45 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS Reviews

Scorpion49

Solid X79 mATX Choice

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Pros: Looks good, well laid out, OC's easily

Cons: USB 3.0 Header placement

There seems to be a pretty decent bias against MSI motherboards on OCN. I'll admit, I was somewhat worried about buying this board. The price was good though, and I couldn't find any real review info on it. It is the smaller brother of the X79A-GD45-8D (8 DIMM). My predisposition to thinking MSI boards are no good lead me to trouble, when I originally bought this board I was getting artifacts and red blocks on screen no matter what GPU or slot I used. I returned the board for a new one and after assembling the machine twice in one day I found that my problem was the DVI cable coming unplugged from my monitor. Bias against a product is a bad thing... So far I have used this board for...
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