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post #21 of 62
some are beet then others
wile some are not
for the most part there good
I tend stay away from them tho
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post #22 of 62
Have an MSI in my new build and one in my 3 year old ibuypower laptop and both have been great. I actually like the new bios on the p67's.
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I love mine, i've always bought them for client builds etc etc.

With mine at the moment im able to get a 5GHz OC for benching, which could be considered a bit rare for a matx board.
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MSI Motherboards are fantastic really. I use a MSI 880GM-E41 Motherboard for the moment. It's a great board overall, especially since it's 75$ for a M-ATX Board with TONS of good features, despite the 3+1 Power phrase.

Why do people choose Asus though?

Well, to answer that, because people have known Asus for quite a while and have made many recommendations on the more expensive boards. And, Asus is known for some good quality motherboards at a higher price point though.

Why is price point so important?

Well, a good percentage of people think that Higher price = Better. WRONG.
You really have to look at what the board features mainly and most of all, What Kind of VRM Design and BIOS support it has. That's mainly if you do Overclocking quite much.

Why do people base cheaper motherboards as bad?

Well, MSI is one of the "Cheaper" Branded Company's. Although, they do provide good motherboards since they don't make as much profit off of a motherboard as most of the Other well known branded companys like:
Asus
Gigabyte
EVGA


I hope this answers a few of your questions.
post #25 of 62
I am using one right now as we speak! .

It has worked very well ever since I built my computer. No issues at all and a really good overclocker in my opinion.

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post #26 of 62
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Originally Posted by turrican9 View Post
As regards to the 1155 generation, ASUS has very solid boards whereas Gigabyte has serious issues with regards to the Boot Loop Cycle bug.

As to MSI, as I've said, as long as I can remember, they've always used weak CPU Power delivery VS the competition, yet they charge the same price. Many of the 775 and 1155 MSI boards I've seen has way to weak CPU power delivery for any serious overclocking.
I will say this in favor of MSI making improvements from the P67A-GD65 to Z68A-GD65—while they're still not as robust as the Asus Z68 motherboard in the same price range, they did add more chokes, and I'm quite certain that the extra chokes did not all go towards supporting the integrated graphics:

MSI P67A-GD65 (B3)


MSI Z68A-GD65 (B3)


I'm very happy with my MSI and I'm also happy with my overclock, which I consider rather conservative because I haven't attempted nor care to go higher. I probably would have said the same about the Gigabyte motherboards I had with their weaker power delivery if either one of the two I tried had behaved properly. A less severe, finite variant of the dreaded Gigabyte boot loop issue was what got me to switch.

I do think that Asus stands alone at the top when it comes to Z68, but I was not going to pay P8Z68 Deluxe money just so I could get a PS/2 port.

Obviously, other people will have different experiences, but for this round, I think MSI has done a very good job.
    
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post #27 of 62
The only people who have problems with them are people who try to OC to 4.0+ GHz on 4+1 phase power. Its all user stupidity.
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post #28 of 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snakecharmed View Post
I will say this in favor of MSI making improvements from the P67A-GD65 to Z68A-GD65—while they're still not as robust as the Asus Z68 motherboard in the same price range, they did add more chokes, and I'm quite certain that the extra chokes did not all go towards supporting the integrated graphics:


I'm very happy with my MSI and I'm also happy with my overclock, which I consider rather conservative because I haven't attempted nor care to go higher. I probably would have said the same about the Gigabyte motherboards I had with their weaker power delivery if either one of the two I tried had behaved properly. A less severe, finite variant of the dreaded Gigabyte boot loop issue was what got me to switch.

I do think that Asus stands alone at the top when it comes to Z68, but I was not going to pay P8Z68 Deluxe money just so I could get a PS/2 port.

Obviously, other people will have different experiences, but for this round, I think MSI has done a very good job.
Nice setup Snakecharmed!

Would you recommend the P67 over the Z68-GD80?? Any Benefits of a video card installed on the Z68, like an HD6870?

Do you think a VenemousX or Thermalright TRUE120 will fit without blocking any of the RAM banks?

Thanks-
Edited by cr1 - 7/31/11 at 10:04pm
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post #29 of 62
same board as you. runs everything fine even at my sig clocks.
Msi is a newer brand compared to asus and gigabyte, and the two of them own brand marketing, that's why msi boards are usually a little cheaper than those 2 with similar features.
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I've had mine for nearly three years and never had a problem. It's one of the 990FX boards I'm considering getting when AMD FX comes out.
 
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