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post #101 of 155
im running an MSI 870a-g54 which are notoriously famous for blowing up.

Had mine 3 years, and its running perfectly with an overclock.


At some point, i will upgrade to these Gaming boards.
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While they look nice...not juvenile but at the same time not corporate either

...I don't like it when the term "Gaming" is added to anything. You can game on anything. You don't need a "gaming" motherboard. It is a just a marketing word to entrap less knowledgeable people into buying it and those of us that might actually want it for its specs, and not a word attached to it, will probably have to pay more for because it is a "gaming" mother board.

other than that...I have a feeling these will be solid boards. I've had pretty good luck with MSI in the past. I think their quality is on par with every other major brand.
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Most expensive gaming board will be the GD65 Gaming, which will not cost more than $169 in the US.

That actually changes things a bit, I thought these would retail at similar prices as the sabertooth stuff and the G1 sniper 3. 169$ doesn't sound overpriced at all, quite the opposite actually.

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MSI should of made the board black and yellow hazardous themed, and used a flammable warning sign on the heatsinks thumb.gif

I don't trust their motherboards but their graphics cards have proven that they can make a high quality product that doesn't burst into flames.
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Excuse the long multi-quote reply.... but I think this board doesn't apply to most of you in this thread (and OCN in general).
You already hit all the important points: vs MPOWER it's inferior, has marketing gimmicks, looks terrible, and possibly better onboard audio. And Killer NIC.

Take a look at what you said.... MPOWER. MPOWER sits at a $189-209 price point. Why would we sell a board that is against that? The GD65 Gaming will be eventually priced (in the US) at around $159/169, the G45 will be $129/139, and the G43 will end up at $119/129.... so tell me, at those price points, what other board out there offers a decent NIC, improved visual looks (i.e. not the same look as every other board in its lineup), and doesn't present a high barrier to entry?

I am personally enjoying my MPower, the price point of these boards seems pretty competitive, and there is a market for it. Right now I don't think the price point has enough sexy board options from quality vendors.

There isn't anything wrong with MSi coming onto Asus and Gigabyte turf and peeing on their fire hydrants. thumb.gif
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I will just say this: these gaming boards are meant to introduce Killer NIC at a lower price point than anything currently available on the market, and at worse the NIC is not any worse than Intel NIC. If you are using any Killer chip older than E2100, then your latency/lag/compatibility issues with certain games does not apply to the E2200, which is a newer chip.

I hope this is true, I personally gave up on Killer after their long term problems with games.
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Most expensive gaming board will be the GD65 Gaming, which will not cost more than $169 in the US.

Again, a solid price point for a board with solid looks and features.
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Alex, what can you tell us about mini-DTX? Those would be perfect for miniITX/ATX gaming builds as they are right in between, and offer a slot for a GPU and a slot for a soundcard/NIC:


Mini-DTX makes me feel funny in the pants.....

I would LOVE a quality MDTX board, as I want to go small form, but I don't want to give up my sound card, and I don't like the layout options currently available.
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Postal is a goober, delete this please.
    
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My buddy wants one. I'm going to call GB for giggles and claim that their "gaming" usb port feels slower than a normal one. "PLS HALP I AM NOT WINNING GAMES WITH THIS GAMING MOTHERBOARD, WHERE THE AIMBOT AT?"
    
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That actually changes things a bit, I thought these would retail at similar prices as the sabertooth stuff and the G1 sniper 3. 169$ doesn't sound overpriced at all, quite the opposite actually.

Will wait for the reviews!
This x10000

I just recently built a rig with the MPower for a friend, and after toying around with that board and the excellent BIOS, I've come around big on MSI. If these are being offered in those price ranges, they very well could be the board to beat for mid-low budget mobos.
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I wish they would make a gaming mini itx board, although I just bought a mini itx z77 msi board. It has the "gaming usb ports" on it also, so I am using them on my mouse and keyboard, why not? tongue.gif

I guess I like MSI, surely more than ASRock.
 
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I don't understand the point of this product or it's marketing.

They are making out like it's a big deal and a great motherboard and then they said themselves it's not aimed at overclocking at all. So it has all these supposed 'great features' but then falls short in the most important department, CPU performance?

Why even consider it when the M-Power has all the features this has and is aimed towards the most extreme overclocking, so tackles both worlds. They made such a big deal out of how robust and reliable the M-Power was and they aren't expensive or overpriced so I don't understand why you would consider this over the M-Power unless you were miss-informed or this is significantly cheaper which I doubt it being?

The only thing this has different from the M-Power is a inferior design, few marketing gimmicks that the M-Power actually shares also, dragons which look terrible and a potentially better on-board sound.

I love MSI products but this just confuses me, especially the comments MSI Alex made about it. I know they are known for ultimate performance and extreme overclocking but why the need for a new product to branch into a new market (gaming) when their existing top tier product already satisfies that segment and is cheaper than an ASUS Sabertooth board, which is the king of price/performance in the segment of the market. Just refresh the existing product with the gimmick gaming LAN connector and new onboard audio.

IMO these really are MSI's answer to gigabyte's gaming stuff (sniper etc.), asus' sabertooth and asrock's fatality stuff.

Worse boards at higher prices due to flashy looks and special branding.

 

IMO- 

 

 For one.. these boards are quite solid from top to bottom. Vast improvements over previous gen GD45/65 series.. both in terms of component Q and features. I think you guys have picked up on that point correctly. 

 

 What your missing is price point though. 

 

 *edit: think Alex hit the nail on the head already.


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