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It looks HAWT!
Yep, and these 990FX boards are loaded with premium features. Great choices on the AMD side this time around, now if BD is up to par we have a winner.
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we need to see OC results, as that's the main reason for a Enthusiast board.

As for MSI, I have a MSI TF2 gpu and it is nice, cept the fan nearest to the I/O area is sluggish some times.
Wasn't the 890x and 790x notorious for catching fire when OCing a 6core? had something to do with the VRM's/Phases. <--- I could be way off but people should look in to that before getting a MSI mobo.
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we need to see OC results, as that's the main reason for a Enthusiast board.

As for MSI, I have a MSI TF2 gpu and it is nice, cept the fan nearest to the I/O area is sluggish some times.
Wasn't the 890x and 790x notorious for catching fire when OCing a 6core? had something to do with the VRM's/Phases. <--- I could be way off but people should look in to that before getting a MSI mobo.
if you plan to run thuban, you shouldn't buy a board designed for deneb.
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as far as i know, they have been producing high end boards since like 2002. More recently They have had many (or at least one) solid high end boards for 775, AM2, AM2+, AM3, 1156, 1366, AM3+.

Not sure how you define recently, but to me that is a pretty long time.
MSI has always and still is a low end manufacturer of motherboard, their "high end" is a entry level gigabyte or asus board.

edit: in terms of build quality/quality of parts
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MSI has always and still is a low end manufacturer of motherboard, their "high end" is a entry level gigabyte or asus board.

edit: in terms of build quality/quality of parts
My p55-gd80 would like a word with you...

Seriously though, msi's high end is not gigabyte's entry level. the z68-gd80 was the first PCI-e 3.0 board, for instance. What gigabyte entry level board can claim that?

I'm not looking to start manufacturer debates, msi gigabyte and asus are all fantastic motherboard manufacturers as far as i'm concerned, but saying that MSI doesn't produce good high end offerings is a bit ignorant I think.
    
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this certainly does have the looks...
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Everytime I see a modern board with IDE on it, I want to punch babies.
Why throw away a good IDE hard disc if it still works?
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My p55-gd80 would like a word with you...

Seriously though, msi's high end is not gigabyte's entry level. the z68-gd80 was the first PCI-e 3.0 board, for instance. What gigabyte entry level board can claim that?

I'm not looking to start manufacturer debates, msi gigabyte and asus are all fantastic motherboard manufacturers as far as i'm concerned, but saying that MSI doesn't produce good high end offerings is a bit ignorant I think.
He said in terms of build quality
and I agree
    
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You guys consider P55 to be a "long time"? They were pumping out mid-low-tier boards prior to late x58 and P55. I don't personally consider a year and a half to be "a long time", but maybe that's just me.

Also, I don't see why everyone hates on IDE connectors so much. I'm not throwing out a perfectly useable IDE optical drive just for the sake of having a SATA optical drive. I've got plenty of usable IDE HDDs too and they work perfectly fine as music storage.
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Fantastic board. Looks great and layout is nice. I do agree with having a PCIe x1 above the first gpu slot, but still nice.
   
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