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Looks reaaaalllly good. But it is MSI...are they still having power issues?
   
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This board should be as expensive as the maximus extreme so around 400 dollars
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post #23 of 62
i bet maximus 6 extreme will be more expensive than that and all the other boards. That new direct key thing prob adds at least $50 to production costs.

also as far as I can tell MSi moved to digital power delivery with IR3550 on this board.

BTW MANY more pictures here ithink of the mpower max tho: http://www.chinadiy.com.cn/html/03/n-9203.html
Edited by Sin0822 - 5/29/13 at 7:15am
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post #25 of 62
This is making me unsure if I should go with Ivy-E or Haswell. THANKS MSI!

I hope they start pumping out more boards like this for Ivy-E.
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This is making me unsure if I should go with Ivy-E or Haswell. THANKS MSI!

I hope they start pumping out more boards like this for Ivy-E.

Ya, MSI has stepped up their game! I think the MSI Xpower and the Gigabyte OC-Force are the two top Haswell motherboards. I think though with the new consoles running 8-cores and future games being based off of them I won't go with a 4-Core Haswell. Most likely get IB-E this fall and hopefully some new cool 2011 socket motherboards come out. 4-Cores isn't going to be enough for BF4. biggrin.gif

Unless a de-lidded 4770K can get some awesome overclocks and I'll pick up one of the two aforementioned boards as I cannot help myself. redface.gif
Edited by CallsignVega - 5/29/13 at 10:07am
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post #27 of 62
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Ya, MSI has stepped up their game! I think the MSI Xpower and the Gigabyte OC-Force are the two top Haswell motherboards. I think though with the new consoles running 8-cores and future games being based off of them I won't go with a 4-Core Haswell. Most likely get IB-E this fall and hopefully some new cool 2011 socket motherboards come out. 4-Cores isn't going to be enough for BF4. biggrin.gif

Unless a de-lidded 4770K can get some awesome overclocks and I'll pick up one of the two aforementioned boards as I cannot help myself. redface.gif

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We already have games that utilize more then 4 cores and amd does horrible in them. All this talk that haswells 4 cores aren't enough is just bs. 4670K will be plenty
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post #28 of 62
I love MSI products and MPower series. If I was to invest in 1150 this would be the board.

Just hope IB-E has a nice XPower like this.
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We already have games that utilize more then 4 cores and amd does horrible in them. All this talk that haswells 4 cores aren't enough is just bs. 4670K will be plenty

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Battlefield 3 doesnt have a built in bench so how do you know without a doubt that every test was exactly the same? The tester could have looked right when he looked left in the other bench causing the deviations.
Edited by Stay Puft - 5/29/13 at 11:27am
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