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that's just with am3 they have been know to have wonderful fm2 and Intel motherboards please learn your facts first rolleyes.gif

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He said nothing about their FM2 or Intel boards, so you post is slightly irrelevant in regards to his post... Personally I would never go with an MSI AMD motherboard unless it was for a really light use browsing computer mostly because of their AM3 and AM3+ boards.
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I actually have no idea why it doesn't allow over clocking there boards have better vrms and power phases than most lol

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MSI have TERRIBLE VRMs on their AMD boards, that's why you will never see MSI boards being recommended for overclocking on here. Some of their AM3 and AM3+ boards have been known to actually catch fire.
that's just with am3 they have been know to have wonderful fm2 and Intel motherboards please learn your facts first rolleyes.gif

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He said nothing about their FM2 or Intel boards, so you post is slightly irrelevant in regards to his post... Personally I would never go with an MSI AMD motherboard unless it was for a really light use browsing computer mostly because of their AM3 and AM3+ boards.
yes but he acted like all there boards is bad which there not I've had one MSI Intel board and one fm2 I beat the **** out of then and they've always been good to me its just a matter of opinions personnaly

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The FM2 boards from MSI are much better made than the AM3+ ones.
I have a FM 2 A75MA- E35 that runs flawlesly with a 5300 in a HTPC.for 2 months already ,almost 24/7

It would be strange to recommend AsRock when they burn as we ve seen them here on the forum with pictures.

MSI FM2 boards seem to also have BIOS support opposed to Gigabyte that simply doesn t care about BIOS updates.
   
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The FM2 boards from MSI are much better made than the AM3+ ones.
I have a FM 2 A75MA- E35 that runs flawlesly with a 5300 in a HTPC.for 2 months already ,almost 24/7

It would be strange to recommend AsRock when they burn as we ve seen them here on the forum with pictures.

MSI FM2 boards seem to also have BIOS support opposed to Gigabyte that simply doesn t care about BIOS updates.
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My first gaming PC had the MSI Matx X58 mobo. It was one of the first X58 mobo's out and was definitively one of the first Matx X58 motherboards out. It was a good board and my dad is still using it today. However, the northbridge got super hot and I had to rig a little 40mm fan to keep it cool. It was due to a really poor tim that they used. For some reason it probably put a little sour taste in me. I may not have even looked at MSI subconsciously. But as I look at them they do seem to pack a lot of features for great prices. The MSI mobo I had was the cheapest X58 you could get lol. So in MSI's defense they were putting a lot on a cheap motherberboard and I could overclock it well.

I was second guessing myself in regards to the students mobo. The ASRock I picked seems to get good reviews and as I look at them in person the seem pretty decent quality. And it's a 30 dollar GPU to get HDMI like I said so I am not worried. It is good that the students can overclock should they desire. They don't seem to do as much of marketing regarding their motherboards components as MSI.

It is a matter of opinion. It's just that I have heard to stay away from MSI motherboards in the past but honestly I'd use MSI again. Good to know that their AM3 motherboards aren't the greatest though. I will avoid them.
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Update #1: Today was the first day of the student workshop and so far I think the kids look really exited. First they got all their parts grouped together and labeled with their name along with a piece of cardboard cutout to work with their motherboard on. Next we went around the class and asked them why they are building their computers and what they want to use them for. Most said video games and homework. The two girls in the class weren't interested in gaming but they were interested in doing stuff with photos and they wanted a basic PC to do homework and so forth. After that I showed them a few video's of game play using similar systems, they got really happy when they saw that. Tomorrow we are either going to install the power supply in the case or put the RAM in the motherboard depending on weather or not if I have my anti-static touch pads. It would have been too much to get them all ESD bracelets. So working on a non-conductive surface along with the touchpads to disperse ESD ought to be sufficient I think.

Anyways that is all for now. I'll re-post tomorrow.
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Update #1: Today was the first day of the student workshop and so far I think the kids look really exited. First they got all their parts grouped together and labeled with their name along with a piece of cardboard cutout to work with their motherboard on. Next we went around the class and asked them why they are building their computers and what they want to use them for. Most said video games and homework. The two girls in the class weren't interested in gaming but they were interested in doing stuff with photos and they wanted a basic PC to do homework and so forth. After that I showed them a few video's of game play using similar systems, they got really happy when they saw that. Tomorrow we are either going to install the power supply in the case or put the RAM in the motherboard depending on weather or not if I have my anti-static touch pads. It would have been too much to get them all ESD bracelets. So working on a non-conductive surface along with the touchpads to disperse ESD ought to be sufficient I think.

Anyways that is all for now. I'll re-post tomorrow.

Glad it's going well! Yeah, I've always had a solid place to ground myself to and never had any issues with ESD. Being safe rather than sorry when it comes to kids is definitely the best idea though. Good luck with the students!
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Glad to hear it is going well. I bought my first ESD bracelet about 1 month ago as I was put on a medication that gave me a 27% higher static charge than normal. I build one or two computers a week and have only had issue with ESD since then. The bracelets do not prevent shock but they do highly reduce the risk.
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Make sure to post a lot of pictures of their finished builds!
 
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Glad to hear it is going well. I bought my first ESD bracelet about 1 month ago as I was put on a medication that gave me a 27% higher static charge than normal. I build one or two computers a week and have only had issue with ESD since then. The bracelets do not prevent shock but they do highly reduce the risk.

Yep, you have to go a long way to really get your ESD chances to near 0. The best most of us can do is just try and take simple precaution because I think it's a decent investment to do it right.
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Make sure to post a lot of pictures of their finished builds!

Oh I will!
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