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POSCAP = Hi-C CAP. Something we've used since 2009.

-alex
I'm referring to those flat capacitors over the cylinder type.
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I'm referring to those flat capacitors over the cylinder type.
Like Alex said, MSI have been using them for years. Some manufacturers have moved to replacing ALL traditional solid state caps with the HiC/POSCAP variety on their high end boards, while most mid to upper mid range boards are only using the HiC/POSCAPs on the CPU power delivery (as pictured with this board, first pic in the link shows the HiC caps).
 
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post #13 of 16
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MSI looks to be in the lead to take my money this round. Their boards look great and PCIe spacing appears to be adequately spaced for the several GPUs I run.

I'll wait for the X79A-GD80 8D with 8 DIMMs, though.
Really?

For me it's looking like this.

ASUS > Gigabyte > ASRock > MSI

I'll gladly buy MSI Graphics cards, but not their motherboards, considering there are much better options out there.
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POSCAP = Hi-C CAP. Something we've used since 2009.

-alex
Hey Alex,

Can you do me a favor?

Can you let whoever designed the MSI Big Bang know, that us enthusiasts are not 12 years old, and putting bullets on a heat sink is just cheesy, and actually makes us NOT want to buy it. Without the bullets and mini gun, this board would've been awesome. Stop copying what Gigabyte does, in this case, it's just tacky.



Send them to this thread so they can see how people feel about that design choice.
http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...-big-bang.html
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Like Alex said, MSI have been using them for years. Some manufacturers have moved to replacing ALL traditional solid state caps with the HiC/POSCAP variety on their high end boards, while most mid to upper mid range boards are only using the HiC/POSCAPs on the CPU power delivery (as pictured with this board, first pic in the link shows the HiC caps).
Ok cool. Wish it was the whole board though.
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