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Nice looking board.. how are MSI's mobos?
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Are those voltage check points I see by the 24 pin? biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif
They do say v-check points... hmmm tongue.gif
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Nice looking board.. how are MSI's mobos?
They do say v-check points... hmmm tongue.gif

MSI's AMD boards aren't great in general and their low-end ones are terrible.
Their Intel boards are okay from what I've heard but that board looks like it's got potential.
Plus, their weakness is usually the VRMs, a 77W quad core should help make that weakness a lot less noticeable unless they really cheap out on power delivery. smile.gif
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MSI's AMD boards aren't great in general and their low-end ones are terrible.
Their Intel boards are okay from what I've heard but that board looks like it's got potential.
Plus, their weakness is usually the VRMs, a 77W quad core should help make that weakness a lot less noticeable unless they really cheap out on power delivery. smile.gif

My brother is running a i5 750 (or 760) overclocked for a long time now on a MSI P55 board (one with that hydra thing). That's also the reason I gave MSI a chance for my sig rig (usually an Asus guy).
I have to say the quality of their Intel boards is in a different league than their AMD ones.
I've read somewhere they claim their one of their phases is worth 6 regular ones. Don't know if that's true or just marketing gimmicks but I do think their Military Class components are indeed very durable.

However, I wouldn't buy an MSI again. My hearth lies with Asus and their overclocking options/UEFI is superior to MSI's IMHO. But for the money I paid this has been a great basic, no-nonsense board (and it's very economical on power)

Got my i5 2500k (95 W TDP) up to 5 Ghz on this and so far it hasn't exploded while doing some folding and stresstesting.
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MSI boards aren't what they used to be in LGA775 days. They used to rock solid, now-a-days these are just average with not-so-great build quality and features.
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