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post #1 of 24
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MSI is working on a new socket LGA1155 motherboard based on the Intel Z77 Express chipset, and some of its first pictures were leaked to the web. The Z77IA-E53 from MSI is designed not only to provide a feature-rich board in its tiny footprint, but also one that's fit for CPU overclocking. The LGA1155 socket is powered by a 7-phase VRM that uses DrMOS and tantalum capacitors. The board draws power from 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS power connectors. The processor is wired to two DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory, and a PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot.

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post #2 of 24
This was on display at Computex - seems nobody took notice back then. Is that mSata I see? I sure hope so.

Edit: Another source states it's a combo Mini PCI-E with mSATA.
Edited by subnet - 7/31/12 at 5:32am
post #3 of 24
Looks so cute.
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post #4 of 24
I hate heatsinks that look cool at the cost of functionality....
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post #5 of 24
Why is there an HDMI label on the VGA port? I know I'm just nitpicking at such a small detail, but it's just wrong.
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post #6 of 24
As terrible as MSI's ATX boards are, I can't imagine how terrible this board will be where they've crammed everything in as tightly as they can.
 
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MSI stopped slacking off after they hit Sandy Bridge/Bulldozer, so no real need to worry.
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post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

I hate heatsinks that look cool at the cost of functionality....

That kind of bugs me too. tongue.gif
post #9 of 24
almost makes me want to build a desktop again......
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

That kind of bugs me too. tongue.gif

I imagine that I'm missing something obvious, but what exactly is wrong with the heatsinks on this board?

The first thing I notice is the awkward positioning of the 8 pin connector.
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