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post #11 of 38
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It pains me to see MSI boards 30-40$ cheaper than another mobo i've been looking at while still having the same features, and still being able to SLI...only thing that has kept me away from them is all the negative feedback I hear about this "4+1 power phase"...would this motherboard be ok for a i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz? Does it even have that 4+1 power phase thing?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-582-_-Product
Woah.. free USB3 back bracket/header and a CMOS reset button? for 139? Hmm.. even supports 1866Mhz for RAM?

Can it do or is it very likely to do a 4.0 Ghz stable OC with an i5 2500k for 17 hours a day, every day for 3 years? xD

What do you guys think?
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post #12 of 38
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Can it do or is it very likely to do a 4.0 Ghz stable OC with an i5 2500k for 17 hours a day, every day for 3 years? xD

What do you guys think?
Im going to take a wild stab and say 4.0ghz with a SB would be a walk in the park.
post #13 of 38
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Every single motherboard from any company is good enough. We at OCN strive for the best. That en-tales us to buy higher end boards that can support our over clocking needs.
Ohh this is so wery true.
Because of OCN I choose Deluxe over PRO (and if I had money I had bought Maximus Extreme)

As for the msi board for sandy 4GHz is walk in the park, shouldn't encounter any problems.
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post #14 of 38
Thanks! But aha!

One last push and one last question..

What do you think about 4.2 Ghz?

What does your guts tell you guys? *super grin*
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post #15 of 38
Its the mosfets that are really bad quality, if i can recall properly they are the nikon ones which are supposedly rated for 25oC. Whether this is true or not does not ignore the fact that msi boards have questionably power delivery for cpu's that suck lots of power. Personally I like msi and their boards.
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post #16 of 38
I have had a tiny overclock on my MSI board for my AMD platform and it has been good for almost a year now. I am running an MSI board on my Core i5 2400 and it has been great also. I have had bad experiences with other brands and only stick with MSI now.
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post #17 of 38
I have had all MSI boards until my current Sig. I would recommend MSI hands down. I just did a build for a friend a if you have a little more I would get the GD55.
post #18 of 38
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Thanks! But aha!

One last push and one last question..

What do you think about 4.2 Ghz?

What does your guts tell you guys? *super grin*
Lol, did you thread jack? Sneaky MC Sneaksalot.

At least you thread jacked on topic.
post #19 of 38
they are ok, just have stupid problems, sometimes they fail all together, quality control isn't as high as GB and Asus.

For the most part they use good parts and cheap out where you don't see it.
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post #20 of 38
For $140 I would definitely get the Biostar TP67XE over the MSI. Only downside is 5 SATA ports and one less PCI-E slot. But most of the SATA ports are at least angled, it has 10 power phases with dual 8 pin capability, and I would imagine a better bios than the MSI offering. With both you're getting 3 year warranties, but the Biostar has double the power phases

What do you think about running your CPU this high?

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