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In therms of MOSFET's etc i want to build an mATX rig soon asking. No Trolls please.
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i wouldn't trust it

just get either Gigabyte or ASUS imo until they officially say they changed their mosfet design
    
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MSI tends to have some notoriously bad MOSFETS but nothing particularly worse then the rest of the industry. The whole 'military grade' thing is a bit of a joke so don't pay any attention to it.

 

In my experience with a 890fxa-GD70 it ran hotter than most but managed to sustain a nice 3.8ghz OC with my Phenom II 965 without any problems, it just can't take it as high as some other boards surely could.

 

Since you'll have a smaller rig nice cooling on the MOSFETs shouldn't be that hard and crazy overclocks shouldn't be expected anyways.

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Of the new AM3+ boards, avoid the 970A-G45 since it uses similar VRM failure-prone design as earlier gen boards.

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same, from what i hear i wouldnt trust them yet..
have alook at something like
GIGABYTE GA-880GM-USB3 AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128440
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how would this be for an unlocked X3 at 3ghz?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128504
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--i am using PCIe graphics. thinking of using my 5570.
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Originally Posted by theamdman View Post

how would this be for an unlocked X3 at 3ghz?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128504


Good but make sure to get the rev 3.1 and not the rev 4.0, and cool the VRMs.

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Good but make sure to get the rev 3.1 and not the rev 4.0, and cool the VRMs.

from your list of failures... msi aint lookin to good.
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