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Originally Posted by toyz72
i've always heard people say steer clear of msi on the amd side. but i'm guessing msi has dealt with there issue's with vrm's? i've been using this mpower board for awhile now and love it. its been a rock!
This is a serious issue, I had a MSI 990FXA-GD65 (I think that's the exact board) burn out my older Phenom II 965 B.E on stock, with a Hyper 212 Evo. It was absolutely ridiculous, they wouldn't even consider it for an RMA- they blew me off, hence why I'm never buying another MSI motherboard, ever
As for the AMD motherboard situation, it's absolutely ridiculous. They've just now brought PCI 3.0, but the Sabertooth board just released is one of the only new, solid motherboards available for socket AM3+. I'd honestly like to see the Crosshair V Formula-Z turn into a completely revamped Crosshair VI
PCI 3.0 throughout, a new heat sink setup (the CVF-Z heat sink killed any OC abilities my older FX-8350 had), and a new motherboard design, plus a nice MATX board. There are
MATX AMD enthusiasts and plenty of cases for the form factor, and I'd love to have a dedicated F@H rig running all AMD, but I simply can't because there isn't an MATX motherboard I can trust that has a good reputation behind it, hence why I'm doing a few Intel
MATX builds for friends, simply because there are no good MATX boards for AMD. It's shameful.
I honestly think that AMD would have to roll out a new socket before any manufacturers would bring any thought to producing newer AMD boards, Intel is their main cash goat. Money is what it all comes down to, and when there's little to be found selling AMD boards, they are simply not going to manufacture newer ones. It's sad, but true
If I could, I'd love to slap Asus, Gigabyte, AsRock, and MSI into making lots of good motherboards, but unfortunately I can't