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Originally Posted by Hyperion. View Post

can i ask why you recommend the ud3h over the ud5h?

I don't lol. There are sorted by price. But both overclock about the same.
Also UD3H is a very solid board that will satisfy needs of many. UD5H just offers few more options.
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Originally Posted by Hyperion. View Post

Are the msi motherboards that bad? I just read on a diff thread someone was saying they overclock poorly? Really need a few options as far as motherboards go if anyone could suggest some.

Some of them are good, and some of them are bad; however, usually their competitors offer better boards for the same or lower price. MPower is exclusion from that rule.

MSI has reputation of VRM going on fire. That happens on their cheap boards where they cut the quality of VRM in any possible way.
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I wouldn't leave out the Asus RoG boards or the evga z77 ftw. I absolutely love my evga board and it over clocks like a monster.
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by R1GG5 View Post

I wouldn't leave out the Asus RoG boards or the evga z77 ftw. I absolutely love my evga board and it over clocks like a monster.

That evga is more money then i'm looking to spend tbh.
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post #14 of 17
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MSI has reputation of VRM going on fire. That happens on their cheap boards where they cut the quality of VRM in any possible way.
those AMD boards were lower-end and not designed to be used with the newer gen CPUs that people were putting in AND overclocking - a ton of stress on the VRM components that were not being used in spec, plus their likely sub par cooling... All of that will lead to trouble.


As for the board - I am using MPower in my daily rig now and love it - the features, the quality, and the performance are definitely unbeatable at its price-point. I don't hesitate a second recommending this board and I doubt you will be anything less than very happy with it smile.gif.
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post #15 of 17
Msi Mpower boards are pretty sweet but ASUS boards are pretty great especially the ROG
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Originally Posted by TheGoat Eater View Post

those AMD boards were lower-end and not designed to be used with the newer gen CPUs that people were putting in AND overclocking - a ton of stress on the VRM components that were not being used in spec, plus their likely sub par cooling... All of that will lead to trouble.
As for the board - I am using MPower in my daily rig now and love it - the features, the quality, and the performance are definitely unbeatable at its price-point. I don't hesitate a second recommending this board and I doubt you will be anything less than very happy with it smile.gif.

Thank you its nice to hear from someone who has hands on experience with the board. Its still very new so thats hard to come by.

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Msi Mpower boards are pretty sweet but ASUS boards are pretty great especially the ROG

I'm scared of Asus customer support. If i get a messed up board i think its going to be a nightmare dealing with them.
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New thread to show my build progress, If you want to see how it comes together all things will be posted there

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http://www.overclock.net/t/1309690/my-dream-build-is-underway

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