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No, this is a series of gaming motherboards. devil.gif

That's not very nice cryingsmiley.gif
 
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ill wait until a verdict on stability and reliability is agreed upon before i submit my opinion about these new boards. MSI's track record with motherboards has been very flaky

not sure why every board manufacturer feels the need to pack in useless things like the killer nic.
Edited by srsparky32 - 3/19/13 at 2:53pm
 
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ill wait until a verdict on stability and reliability is agreed upon before i submit my opinion about these new boards. MSI's track record with motherboards has been very flaky

not sure why every board manufacturer feels the need to pack in useless things like the killer nic.

Despite me not liking the look, if these perform anything like the M-Power boards then i think these will be received nicely. Just get rid of that goofy dragon....
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ill wait until a verdict on stability and reliability is agreed upon before i submit my opinion about these new boards. MSI's track record with motherboards has been very flaky

not sure why every board manufacturer feels the need to pack in useless things like the killer nic.

Only the AMD 7xx and 8xx boards had huge problems, and those only really had problems with Thuban and Bulldozer. Their 9xx boards are fine, and their Intel boards are fine.
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ill wait until a verdict on stability and reliability is agreed upon before i submit my opinion about these new boards. MSI's track record with motherboards has been very flaky

not sure why every board manufacturer feels the need to pack in useless things like the killer nic.

MSI is the worst. You can pick model they make and read the reviews.
They manufacture junk they don't care. There is a reason its called Big Bang! this is from the MSI 760GM-P34
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Came dead on arrival, rmad it and got another one. that one took 25 minutes to post. Going to cut my losses, no way im going to pay more money to ship this product around after two dead units and 65 dollars spend shipping a 50$ motherboard.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130657&Tpk=MSI%20760GM-P34&IsVirtualParent=1
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The first MB I received came with the entire back panel dead. There was no power to video, usb, mouse, and keyboard ports. Newegg's RMA policy was very straight forward and easy to deal with. Other than the additional cost of shipping and another week before I could complete the project, the experience wasn't completely negative. The replacement board works fine.
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DOA, not even a beep from the speaker. just turns on the processor's cooling fanand that's it. I used a brand new FX-4300. My first thought was there was a lost of power on on the JPWR2 connector. However, all the connector provided +12Volt as required. I plugged the connector back to the JPWR2 socket and turned on the computer again. Same result, everything else checked out, my RAM/SSD/HDD/CPU works fine. I'm going to send it to Newegg/MSI for RMA. Spent lot of time for this failed board. Do not want to buy this MSI product again

Pick A model!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130642
MSI Z77A
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Newegg received the board, states that the pins in the motherboard have been bent, and can therefore not issue a refund. A $220 board which I did not take from the box cannot be returned now. I have tried reasoning with them, cited the $5k+ that I have spent with this company, and pleaded them to do it the easy way, without a credit card dispute. To this day, I have this motherboard with bent pins and I don't know what to do with it.
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I waited to write this review until all the rebates went through when I built this computer and sure enough one failed to honor their rebates. Although this MB works fine I will NOT do business with a company who lies and cheats thier customers!!! I don't blame Newegg it's all on MSI! I have all the receipts and it was in the timeframe for the rebates, i'm just not going to waste any more if my time!
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Packaging for this was nasty, NOT newegg.com but MSI themselves, the board is placed in cardboard with no type of packing cushion witch most likely lead the RMA of this board,
The board didn't post on fresh boot, Got "error code 55" right off the bat, Something to do with the NO memory being installed. Read on there forums alot of people are having this issue, The Entire (GD) series... I finally got It to boot, but with only 1 Dimm in, I installed it in every socket, but I could never get more than 1 Dimm to boot.

While MSI video cards have come around the last couple of years. (they used to be jsut as bad) I would never buy a MSI board. People need to know just what kind of junk MSI sells. Like I said this is just scratching the surface.
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MSI is the worst. You can pick model they make and read the reviews.
They manufacture junk they don't care. There is a reason its called Big Bang! this is from the MSI 760GM-P34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130657&Tpk=MSI%20760GM-P34&IsVirtualParent=1

Pick A model!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130642
MSI Z77A


While MSI video cards have come around the last couple of years. (they used to be jsut as bad) I would never buy a MSI board. People need to know just what kind of junk MSI sells. Like I said this is just scratching the surface.

yeah, i would never recommend a MSI motherboard (so far) but i would recommend MSI Graphics cards. the twinfrozrs/hawks/lightnings are quite nice thumb.gif
 
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yeah, i would never recommend a MSI motherboard (so far) but i would recommend MSI Graphics cards. the twinfrozrs/hawks/lightnings are quite nice thumb.gif

I was going to get a TwinFrozr GTX 580 back a few years ago for my first build but I am yet to see a good review of MSI's reliability. Almost every RMA horror show involves MSI and their stuff. I mean I've never owned anything by them, I'm not brand loyal to anyone, but MSI seems to be the one to avoid these days.
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A word of caution for those interested in this...

The Killer NICs have a tendency to not play nice with a lot of games, in many situations in the past they required tweaking or to be completely disabled. At least the standalone versions have, I honestly can't comment too solidly on the integrated form.
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I was going to get a TwinFrozr GTX 580 back a few years ago for my first build but I am yet to see a good review of MSI's reliability. Almost every RMA horror show involves MSI and their stuff. I mean I've never owned anything by them, I'm not brand loyal to anyone, but MSI seems to be the one to avoid these days.

I have used MSi products for years, in fact right now I have a 7970 from them and their Z77 MPower. I have had several other MSi video cards....

While I have had to RMA a couple of times, the process went really smoothly, and length of time wasn't anything out of the ordinary. You want to hear about RMA horror stories? XFX.....I have a few I could share around a campfire....

EDIT:

Seriously? What is with all the MSi motherboard hate? Have any of you actually bought them yourselves? Or are you just using cursory Google searches, and looking for the people that complain? People that complain or have issues are going to be the easy ones to find....

I have had dozens of MSi boards over the years, maybe more, and the worst thing I have had happen was an integrated NIC go out on a couple. I have had one complete board failure on a Gigabyte, one DOA on a Gigabyte. I have had one Asus board show up with dead RAM slots, and one Asus lose two of its RAM slots within a year.

In fact, in the last 4 years of builds, MSi is the only board I haven't received a defect on right out of the box. Not only that, just an integrated NIC go south after about 2 years of use. Then again I like AsRock boards, and have had awesome success with BioStar boards as well.
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I have an MSI mobo and its worked perfectly since I got it 2 years ago. They will be the first manufacturer I look at once Haswell rolls out and I upgrade.
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I was going to get a TwinFrozr GTX 580 back a few years ago for my first build but I am yet to see a good review of MSI's reliability. Almost every RMA horror show involves MSI and their stuff. I mean I've never owned anything by them, I'm not brand loyal to anyone, but MSI seems to be the one to avoid these days.

Google XFX...I'm on my second RMA with them for a single 7970. They have some horrid QC issues right now.
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A word of caution for those interested in this...

The Killer NICs have a tendency to not play nice with a lot of games, in many situations in the past they required tweaking or to be completely disabled. At least the standalone versions have, I honestly can't comment too solidly on the integrated form.
I have used MSi products for years, in fact right now I have a 7970 from them and their Z77 MPower. I have had several other MSi video cards....

While I have had to RMA a couple of times, the process went really smoothly, and length of time wasn't anything out of the ordinary. You want to hear about RMA horror stories? XFX.....I have a few I could share around a campfire....

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Seriously? What is with all the MSi motherboard hate? Have any of you actually bought them yourselves? Or are you just using cursory Google searches, and looking for the people that complain? People that complain or have issues are going to be the easy ones to find....

I have had dozens of MSi boards over the years, maybe more, and the worst thing I have had happen was an integrated NIC go out on a couple. I have had one complete board failure on a Gigabyte, one DOA on a Gigabyte. I have had one Asus board show up with dead RAM slots, and one Asus lose two of its RAM slots within a year.

In fact, in the last 4 years of builds, MSi is the only board I haven't received a defect on right out of the box. Not only that, just an integrated NIC go south after about 2 years of use. Then again I like AsRock boards, and have had awesome success with BioStar boards as well.

Wondering the same, the Mpower is one of the better boards for the price.
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