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i looked at that sheet and that msi board that was linked to the 990 chipset one wasnt even on that list. however i did notate that there are a few gigabyte brand boards listed as well as a few asrocks..........like i said, not all msi boards are bad.

You are correct. Most new msi boards that aren't 4+1 phase have very high quality mosfets. Phillyd if you can find one of the 990fx boards With an 8+2 phase that should handle bulldozer very well. The main thing to look out for are boards without heatsinks on the vrms. Good luck philly thumb.gif

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i looked at that sheet and that msi board that was linked to the 990 chipset one wasnt even on that list. however i did notate that there are a few gigabyte brand boards listed as well as a few asrocks..........like i said, not all msi boards are bad.


True. But, you miss two things. One: that was last updated in August of 2011. Before bulldozer. Two: with that many dead boards, I begin to lose trust in a company.

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I agree with NVidia, there are too many failed boards in MSI's past
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Thats fine if your wary of the boards. Personally i would rather have gigabyte over msi anyday but i beleive that are still good msi boards out there like mine. Also philly your build is coming along nicely. thumb.gif

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Thats fine if your wary of the boards. Personally i would rather have gigabyte over msi anyday but i beleive that are still good msi boards out there like mine. Also philly your build is coming along nicely. thumb.gif

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I would say that I would personally rather buy msi then another asrock after how badly mine failed. I wont try to dissuade people from buying them but I wont ever make another asrock purchase for myself ever again
 
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I would say that I would personally rather buy msi then another asrock after how badly mine failed. I wont try to dissuade people from buying them but I wont ever make another asrock purchase for myself ever again


I don't like my asrock either.

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I would say that I would personally rather buy msi then another asrock after how badly mine failed. I wont try to dissuade people from buying them but I wont ever make another asrock purchase for myself ever again
I wouldnt buy an ASRock AMD board, but their Z68 boards are legendary price/performance, and MBO cant speak highly enough of them, and hes an extreme overclocker.
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Hey guys! I'll be leaving tomorrow very early for a 6-day trip, and I will almost definitely not be on OCN. When I get back the SwitchBox will take off and this build will come to a close.
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I got featured in a modder's blog! Check it out biggrin.gif
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