Originally Posted by nukem
Nice board and review. Not sure why the tester was complaining about only having two usb 3.0 (before 3.0 drivers) and having to swap around the mouse and keyboard while installing from a usb key. Is there something wrong with running the mouse and keyboard from the usb 2.0 next to the ps2 port?
No problem at all, 2 x usb 3.0 before drivers + some usb 2.0 ports is handier than on the GB boards which only have on board 2 usb ports (period) without drivers. Mpower was no issue using usb mouse, keyboard & flash drives without extra drivers.
Originally Posted by cayennemist
No offset, but can you manually set the CPU voltage? If so, that's how I prefer it anyway.
I have been hating on MSI mobo's from the AMD PII-X6 790fx issues. Maybe its time to get over it?
Manual is the way I do it as well, manual all the way
You can get over it for Intel MSI boards. MSI AMD boards may be getting better, but feeding them voltage can still be frightening.
Originally Posted by Scorpion49
Yes, manual works just fine. Some people just like offset. MSI has come a long way, their top end boards are very good. I have used the GD-55, GD-65, Mpower, and X79M-GD45 recently and all of them exceeded my expectations for the price.
Same here, the intel z77 & x79 boards can put up good clocks, take a pretty good beating & keep going. I'm happy with the mpower, my favorite z77 board to date (from the ones I've tried).
Borandi has to try some different cpus, he had some issues with bclk in the review. I've had a 3770k that didn't like to boot over 106, others can stability test at 110 in the same mpower...Edited by FtW 420 - 1/26/13 at 6:56pm