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They keep saying 6x pcie x16 in the review... but I only see 3....
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I think the ide connector is a nice touch, Amd are big in the budget scene and anyone looking to save costs can re-use there ide drives etc. I think the board looks realy nice!
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
msi is not low end
I work in a computer store, local builder, Most MSI low end boards come back to me and 5 out of 10 MSI high end boards end up coming back to me, usualy due to explosive VRM death.


MSI = low end crap if you ask me



The IDE connecter is a nice touch, i still have 2 WD blue 500GB ide drives running.
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I work in a computer store, local builder, Most MSI low end boards come back to me and 5 out of 10 MSI high end boards end up coming back to me, usualy due to explosive VRM death.


MSI = low end crap if you ask me



The IDE connecter is a nice touch, i still have 2 WD blue 500GB ide drives running.
Often help with overclocking too
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Originally Posted by el gappo View Post
Often help with overclocking too
I didn't see any overclocking test?
   
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Everytime I see a modern board with IDE on it, I want to punch babies.
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I didn't see any overclocking test?
IDE controllers tend to be less sensitive to system overclocks then sata ones.
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Yup. But I still didn't see any overclocking test for this review. I mean for the motherboard in general. Wondering if they overclock the same as the more expensive ones like ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
   
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post #29 of 54
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Yup. But I still didn't see any overclocking test for this review. I mean for the motherboard in general. Wondering if they overclock the same as the more expensive ones like ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI.
I'd rather wait until the cpu's are out to draw any kind of conclusion about that
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post #30 of 54
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Man, all these low-end companies came out of nowhere with nice and affordable products. ASRock, Biostar, MSI, and now ECS. Who's next?
MSI is one of the oldest mobo manufacturers around. What are you talking about coming out of nowhere?

edit: they started making mainboards in 1986 http://us.msi.com/about/brand-story/
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