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Originally Posted by G3RG View Post

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.

I'm not normally one to jump on the hate wagon, but I absolutely agree with this.
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Originally Posted by jellis142 View Post

MSI stopped slacking off after they hit Sandy Bridge/Bulldozer, so no real need to worry.

... And disagree with this tongue.gif


OCN's bench team has killed more MSI boards than you would believe. Almost every board died at the Toronto event (one actually flamed up and caught on fire). Add in all the boards that died for users preparing for MSI MOA and you have a general trend that MSI boards can't hold up to delivering extreme power.

Granted, that may be a bit off topic for something like this that will be meant for an HTPC or mini gaming rig, but if their competitors can make strong boards, why can't MSI?

With all that said, I have a Z77-GD65 coming my way. I'm going to be taking it under with LN2 and a 3770K... so I guess I'll find out first hand whether my dislike for MSI motherboards is well founded or not.
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Evga MITX is much better in term of design and functionality.
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I am considering this board. A question for you more knowledgable people though. The mSATA/ mini PCIe, are they stackable (meaning using both), or do you pick one to populate? It appears that the slot (s) are stacked.
    
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Please start a thread for your question in the Intel Motherboards section rather than bumping an old news thread.
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