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Hey guys, I'm thinking about purchasing my sandy bridge setup really soon and I was wondering, what are your guy's thoughts on msi's range of p67 boards? I really like them and since I have never tried msi for motherboards, I really wanted to. But I hear people talk about how the vrm's are bad news.

Anyone want to shed some light on this? And if the msi boards aren't that great, are there any other boards you would recommend? I'm planning on buying a 2500k and I would love to be able to take this thing to 5ghz on my custom loop.

Thanks guys!
     
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i like msi.

if you're going to get a msi board i would say get a P67A-GD65:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-p6...rboard-review/
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I myself will be getting the Asus P67 Deluxe, I hope we won't have trouble with mosfets or whatever the trouble was for them.
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I get on very soon, i will let you know how it goes, as far as i am concerned top 4 mobo brands to trust in particular order, but this is my preference:
Gigabyte
Asus
Msi
Evga(even tho i don't like them)
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Originally Posted by Sin0822 View Post
I get on very soon, i will let you know how it goes, as far as i am concerned top 4 mobo brands to trust in particular order, but this is my preference:
Gigabyte
Asus
Msi
Evga(even tho i don't like them)
Well, I usually don't like to stay too brand specific for anything, I have heard bad things about boards from every company.

The one thing I don't like about the gigabyte and asus boards is those foxconn sockets. The msi boards along with the biostar board use lotes sockets.
     
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post #6 of 39
Here are a couple more reviews to read...

hardocp review
bit-tech review

And make sure you check out this review...

MSI P67A GD65 + 2600K full test and comparision with X58/I7
post #7 of 39
well there really is no difference, just one guy reporting bad things, i have two different processors and i am always changing them out for one another, and i OC them to their bring with over 1.6v and i have yet to see anything bad about the socket.

The socket is a terrible thing to judge your motherboard purchase on. Almost all X58 boards used foxconn and yes there was a problem with those sockets early on, but this socket design is much different, nothing is the same about it.

EDIT: I hate when people don't put stuff in graphs, like who is going to click and goto imageshack for every benchmark? its just so lazy.
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MSI boards are junk. I would take Asrock over them (Asrock boards are actually decent nowadays).
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post #9 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post
MSI boards are junk. I would take Asrock over them (Asrock boards are actually decent nowadays).
Sounds personal to me
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Why isn't anyone recommending he read the "Intel P67 'Sandy Bridge' Motherboard list" thread?
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