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That thread is a very good read! Notice the list of failed boards. MSI tops the list and makes up over 90% of that list. Now I know there are many more boards that have blown but I would bet that that percentage still holds true.

Also if you check out this link that was on the same page you will see why I will never stray from Asus again. (still dont know why I did in the first place )

Yeah, ya know! I had A8N32 Sli Deluxe before this MSI... With all of the hype about it though, I felt compelled to get the MSI. DANGIT!!!! I have an Asus M4A785TD V EVO for my HTPC on the first floor though! Still nothe greatest though. But it Runs my 965 @ 3.8ghz juuuuust Fine!
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Yeah, ya know! I had A8N32 Sli Deluxe before this MSI... With all of the hype about it though, I felt compelled to get the MSI. DANGIT!!!! I have an Asus M4A785TD V EVO for my HTPC on the first floor though! Still nothe greatest though. But it Runs my 965 @ 3.8ghz juuuuust Fine!
Yeah I think when AM3 came out this was the best board you could get price/performance wise. It really is a good board as long as you dont throw in a hex core and try to OC the crap out of it.
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Yeah I think when AM3 came out this was the best board you could get price/performance wise. It really is a good board as long as you dont throw in a hex core and try to OC the crap out of it.

Well... What's he tag on your board these days?
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Well... What's he tag on your board these days?
$300 for the Extreme and $215 for the formula. Most people would be better off with the formula but I plan on adding a GTX 580 with my 5870 for some ass kicking performance. (already tested and it ran like silk!)
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Don't forget to check out this thread to see which boards have what power phases: http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...hase-list.html

The only decent MSI 890FXA board is the GD65 as it has true 8+2 power phase.
    
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It's frustrating knowing that I can never use a 6 core. At least I have a good 4 core.
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It's frustrating knowing that I can never use a 6 core. At least I have a good 4 core.
Well, you can, just don't go near 4GHz lol.
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Well, you can, just don't go near 4GHz lol.
And that right there was the killer for me. Knowing my chip could do more but that I did not dare do it....
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are there any 30x30 or 40x40 fans that could be mounted on the board sinks?
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are there any 30x30 or 40x40 fans that could be mounted on the board sinks?
They probably won't make a difference with those sizes. I'd recommend using the 80mm fan that came with your CPU's heatsink and just regulating it's speeds or maybe an Antec spotcool. Not sure if your heatsink is preventing you from using those bigger sizes though.
    
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