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[viperlair] MSI X48 Platinum Motherboard

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It didn't seem that long ago when Intel unleashed their enthusiast X38 chipset. In just a few short months, we now have the X48 trickling into the market. What has changed between the two? Not a whole lot as it turns out. All of the X38 features have carried over to the X48. The only real change that will affect the end user is the official support for the 400/1600MHz system bus. DDR3 will also get a bump to this speed and newer modules with XMP requiring 1.8v will also be supported. Sure, the X38 was capable of all of this in some motherboards, but the ability to manage this relied on the board vendors as well as the ingenuity of the user.


The MSI X48 Platinum motherboard we'll be reviewing today is one of the first boards on the market armed with Intel's latest X48 chipset. All of the performance minded features we've come to expect from MSI's Platinum line are present and accounted for. While the extras are all nice and dandy, the board will be scored on its performance and stability.
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Q9450 ASUS Striker II Extreme 790i eVGA 9800GTX OCZ (2*2) 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
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RaptorX 150GB, 2*7200.11 1TB 2*Samsung DVD-RW Vista Ultimate SP1 64Bit Samsung 2232BW 22" Widescreen 
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Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop 7000 Enermax Galaxy 1000W DXX Armor+ Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop 7000 
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Armored MeDuSa
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q9450 ASUS Striker II Extreme 790i eVGA 9800GTX OCZ (2*2) 4GB DDR3 1333MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
RaptorX 150GB, 2*7200.11 1TB 2*Samsung DVD-RW Vista Ultimate SP1 64Bit Samsung 2232BW 22" Widescreen 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop 7000 Enermax Galaxy 1000W DXX Armor+ Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop 7000 
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sorry to be a jerk. but this was on ocn about 1.5 months ago.
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Nice mobo.. Woot for MSI
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