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I haven't has much experience with Asus until now, but so far so good. Peanut, when you mentioned MSI and "whine" it reminded me of my 990fxa-gd80. It's currently being repaired for something that wasn't the fault of the mobo, but it whined every time i restarted it. It didn't do it on cold start or load, just restarts. I love the board otherwise. How does the bios affect the whine? Could a different bios put it in check? Oh and my all-time favorite board was my Fatality 990fx. That board was totally awesome! Dual lan, easy bios, and lots of goodies and 12+1 phase power.

No it just seems to be the Power Technology setting that influences the noise. Asrock has seem to come into its own while Asus has had its mits of it. But it sounds like they are getting ready to purchase it. I've been contemplating try one of their boards.
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post #12 of 30
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I haven't has much experience with Asus until now, but so far so good. Peanut, when you mentioned MSI and "whine" it reminded me of my 990fxa-gd80. It's currently being repaired for something that wasn't the fault of the mobo, but it whined every time i restarted it. It didn't do it on cold start or load, just restarts. I love the board otherwise. How does the bios affect the whine? Could a different bios put it in check? Oh and my all-time favorite board was my Fatality 990fx. That board was totally awesome! Dual lan, easy bios, and lots of goodies and 12+1 phase power.

No it just seems to be the Power Technology setting that influences the noise. Asrock has seem to come into its own while Asus has had its mits of it. But it sounds like they are getting ready to purchase it. I've been contemplating try one of their boards.

Yeah, i stripped my aerocool strike-x super tower rig after a dispute w/aerocool cust serv and built my sons' 19th bday present rig using my fatality mobo and have been cryn ever since...lol The power phases are what i miss modt as i had my fx 8120 over 5ghz w/very little vdroop if any. I just simply provides stable, constant power and i believe even the great asus doesn't have as many phases. the msi is great too, but that 1.5 bios that asrock released back when... was the stuff.
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post #13 of 30
Personal experience shows me this:

Asus: known 10 people with 13 boards, all blew (im serious) None of these guys overclocked ever.
Gigabyte: Not bad but too expensive in my country.
MSI: Not alot of problems experienced with there products, 1 hiccup that wasnt serious.
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post #14 of 30
Everyone has different experience with boards I see

Asus~ personally has served me well over the last few years. (I own/have owned 4 in total) no issues so far biggrin.gif

MSI ~ neither love nor hate but computers that I have worked on they (cheap boards) have died with normal use

Gigabyte ~ Rock solid. Built all customers computers with gigabyte boards. Out of the 50 odd PC's that we have built, only one DOA and one other minor issue involving USB ports thumb.gif
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post #15 of 30
I have sure had some great Asus products ......... a few years ago to I
might comment but not lately

Gigabyte makes some great stuff used a great OC'er they had on '775.

I have just come from Asus Sandy & Ivy boards and now with MSI Ivy board

Wouldn't go back I can tell you that if my current MSI board remains this good.thumb.gif
post #16 of 30
I don't understand why OCN members seem to experience so many hardware problems.

My cheap,budget MSI G41M-P25 with Q6600-G0 (overclocked to 3GHz on stock voltage) has worked well for the past 5-6 months.
Of course, I never run LinX or IBT or OCCT or prime95 on all cores.
Green Power and Active phase Switching are disabled because I need all the phases I can get.

I wonder if some MSI board VRM failures might be related to phase switching or related to poor air cooling around the VRM's.

The only problem I have with my MSI board is .... the bios is visible only when a monitor is connected via VGA.
Bios is invisible when monitor is connected via DVI.
Fortunately for me, both my monitor and my GTX 260 have VGA and DVI ports.
     
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post #17 of 30
when u buy MSI board....always go for high end ones
and i think their high end boards are comparatively cheaper and looks good for eg my 990FXA-GD80 is a beastly AMD board and OCs like a champ like any ASUS high end board. In Intel platform their latest high end BIG BANG Z77 Power costs only $250 where ASUS Maximus V costs $350+ ,also MSI UEFI Bios is the best looking BIOS compared to others.So yeah MSI is very good just had bad rep with few of their old boards
     
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post #18 of 30
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when u buy MSI board....always go for high end ones
and i think their high end boards are comparatively cheaper and looks good for eg my 990FXA-GD80 is a beastly AMD board and OCs like a champ like any ASUS high end board. In Intel platform their latest high end BIG BANG Z77 Power costs only $250 where ASUS Maximus V costs $350+ ,also MSI UEFI Bios is the best looking BIOS compared to others.So yeah MSI is very good just had bad rep with few of their old boards

I totally agree on the gd-80 price to performance. The vrm sink is nice and large and mine has o/c'd well too. It even survived a bad set of preinstalled fans on my z11 plus case that shorted out fan headers and a mem slot. It still ran great after i switched the fan to another hdr and the ram to channel 2!! I just recently sent it out to msi to get it replaced and got it open box @ newegg for 127.00 -- all hardware included!! The previous owner never registered it so i still got the warranty -- WHEW!! I cant wait till i get it back cuz i surely miss the 990fx chipset....
MSI 990FX GD-80 Motherboard Review
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Antec's high current gamer 400 is a gem!
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Awesome monster!
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MSI 990FX GD-80 Motherboard Review
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Antec's high current gamer 400 is a gem!
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Awesome monster!
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post #19 of 30
I used to avoid MSI based on rumors spread on internet forums. However, I bought an X79MA-GD45 as a quick local replacement for an RMA'd RIVE and was very surprised. Not only did it work great, it overclocked the same CPU higher with less voltage than the RIVE which was 2x the price. I've been through a number of MSI boards recently after that in the socket 1155 flavors and currently have an Mpower and a Z77-GD55. I have been impressed by each and every one of them for the price. Considering that three out of the four Asus boards I have had in the same time period have failed and needed RMA, I will continue to buy MSI at this point.
post #20 of 30
I agree with you as I too have had asus rma problems as both of the asus mobo's have been sent out for rma for various reasons. My 990fxa gd80 (MSI) just came in today from rma but that wasn't their fault at all as the case manufacturer had thw two top fans miswired and it eventually burned up my fan headers and #1 memory slot but she still ran great after! I sent it in and they sent me a brand new motherboard(v.2 version!) with all the trimmings and I bought it "open box" originally so the fact they honored the warranty caused by a problem not of their doing, AND sent me a brand-new updated version of the mobo WITH all the accessories really impressed me. Sorry Asus but I'm MSI now.... Although my gigabyte is okay just not as good as my gd80....
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Antec's high current gamer 400 is a gem!
Antec High Current Gamer HGC-400 80 plus continuous power supply
Awesome monster!
Aerocool Strike-x s.t.
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MSI 990FX GD-80 Motherboard Review
MSI 990FXA-GD80 Socket AM3+ AMD 990FX DDR3 CrossFireX & 3-Way SLI SATA3 and USB 3.0 A&GbE ATX Motherboard
Antec's high current gamer 400 is a gem!
Antec High Current Gamer HGC-400 80 plus continuous power supply
Awesome monster!
Aerocool Strike-x s.t.
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