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post #11 of 17
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Did anyone notice the The MSI P4M890? Look at where they have placed the 24 Pin PSU input.



Another reason why I stay away from MSI motherboards. They just do not plan well in general.

R
lol, just another cheapy intro board, 2 DIMM slots? heh. I know an Asus board that I have has that same exact location for the 24 pin PSU connector, really stupid location, and overall board design.
    
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There must be an engineering reason or limitation that leads them to put it there. It's really odd.
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Thanks for the link!
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WOW, did you see the Tyan mobos with 8 or 16 ram slots?
Pretty cool stuff.
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Yeah, those tyan clusters are rediculous. And they support SLI too! I'd like to see some gaming benchmarks on those.
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post #16 of 17
The MSI being poo-pooed is a micro ATX board. Cable rounting in an SFF isn't such an issue, as there isn't much choice for where to put the cables anyway. Also 2 DIMMs is fine for an HTPC.
post #17 of 17
They did the same thing on their full ATX boards too.


And I may be the only one, but I'd rather them hang on to both IDE channels. When I upgrade I'd at least like to be able to use my IDE drives for backups.

I like the Albatron board with the Lifetime Warranty.
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