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post #11 of 30
Their GPU's are amazing. With GPU load at 100% my 6870 doesn't ever go above 60 degrees.
post #12 of 30
Considering this is in the Intel Motherboards section.....

I have yet to see a single problem with any Intel MSI board.
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Ok, my full opinion on MSI.

They have some very good prices and very good designs in the things they do. If you look and the TF2 and TF3 coolers on there graphics card models are likely the best coolers out of any brand. MSI also has very good prices in the products they have, definitively Price/quality ratio.

What MSI lacks are there choice of component building parts. Recently MSI's VRM's, and Mosfet choices have been terrible. I personally have had overclocking scares because of my boards likelihood to have bad VRM's.

So its really all how you look at it, and what you are trying to accomplish.
post #14 of 30
Having read comments / reviews and experiences with MSI boards on OCN, I wouldn't spend my money and find out.

ASUS / Gigabyte are where my money goes.
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Dont know but will find out if i get my Twin Frozer
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post #16 of 30
Depends on the product..they are outclassed in the motherboard game but they are on par with GPUs.
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post #17 of 30
Their graphics cards are amazing and their motherboards look just as good as Asus or Gigabyte; however, I have had no personal experience with their motherboards so I could be totally wrong, but I own three (2x 6870s, 1x 6950) of their graphics cards and they're great! Good customer service too and I got my rebate from them
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post #18 of 30
He said strictly motherboards and half the comments are about GPU's, it is amazing to see how many people don't read, and it is such a short post.


I think it is that MSI makes some cheap boards, and those cheap boards are not too good
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post #19 of 30
To address the comments on the mobo's. This is my 1st MSi board, and it's served me well in the year I've owned it. It doesn't overclock as well as my Asus I had prior to. But I wouldn't say I'm unhappy with it. In fact, my only issue is with the northbridge, something MSi isn't responsible for at all. I wouldn't presume to speak for everyone else...but that's my experience.

That said, I'd never consider putting a Thuban on it.

The MSi Intel mobo's are better built than MSi's AMD boards, bear that in mind.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 6/13/11 at 9:07pm
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Originally Posted by InerTia* View Post
Ok, my full opinion on MSI.

They have some very good prices and very good designs in the things they do. If you look and the TF2 and TF3 coolers on there graphics card models are likely the best coolers out of any brand. MSI also has very good prices in the products they have, definitively Price/quality ratio.

What MSI lacks are there choice of component building parts. Recently MSI's VRM's, and Mosfet choices have been terrible. I personally have had overclocking scares because of my boards likelihood to have bad VRM's.

So its really all how you look at it, and what you are trying to accomplish.
I definitely agree. I actually feel bad for you running a Thuban in an 890FXA-GD70. However I think MSI has learned from their mistakes. If you look at their P67/Z68 boards they use the Super Ferrite Chokies and Hi-C capacitors, along with an ample number of phases on their midrange and up. Even the 990FXA-GD80 and 990FXA-GD65 use a healthy number of phases along with good quality components.

Like on your board the 890FXA-GD70, I really can't comprehend why they use a 4 + 1 phase design, and they are very poor quality at that. Good thing they are turning around, because some of their boards do look very nice.
Edited by Dopamin3 - 6/13/11 at 9:21pm
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