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Heads up, an MSI NF980-G65 (4+2 heatsinked or so) just blew up, and it's on this same AMD motherboards forum. I think it's because the mosfet that blew up is the third transistor that was placed instead of a proper MOSFET driver to cheap out. It was paired with an overclocked 125W 1055T.
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Heads up, an MSI NF980-G65 (4+2 heatsinked or so) just blew up, and it's on this same AMD motherboards forum. I think it's because the mosfet that blew up is the third transistor that was placed instead of a proper MOSFET driver to cheap out. It was paired with an overclocked 125W 1055T.
There was a post about this on the eVGA forums too.

These boards were designed before X6s were in existance.......

The 890FXAGD70 would be the exception, they really messed that one up.
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There was a post about this on the eVGA forums too.

These boards were designed before X6s were in existance.......

The 890FXAGD70 would be the exception, they really messed that one up.
another reason why I generally dont' recommend MSI boards at all
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another reason why I generally dont' recommend MSI boards at all
Why is that?

I won't recommend the GD70, but pretty much every other board will perform as intended.
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Why is that?

I won't recommend the GD70, but pretty much every other board will perform as intended.
i've had alot of bad experiences

only time I would ever go MSI is when something i'm using is at stock
I would never use MSI motherboards wehn i'm overclocking

meh.....call me biased......very biased
but I like their GPUs
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I would say the GD80 is a pretty good board.

Brought my i5 to 5.78GHz
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The TA890FXE is actually 6+1 lol.

I owned one.

And 4+1 isn't "bad", it is just how certain brands choose to implement it.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...erboard/1020/5

Hardware secrets says its 5+1. I have heard other reviews say the same thing. Are you sure that it's 6+1?
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http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...erboard/1020/5

Hardware secrets says its 5+1. I have heard other reviews say the same thing. Are you sure that it's 6+1?
Looks like 6 to me.

5+1 doesn't make sense as phases usually come in blocks of 4 or 2. (8+2 is really 4+4+2).

5 is possible, but i really don't think it is likely
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Quick question. It may have been mentioned already, but lets say it's 8+2, whats the "+2" for?
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Heads up, an MSI NF980-G65 (4+2 heatsinked or so) just blew up, and it's on this same AMD motherboards forum. I think it's because the mosfet that blew up is the third transistor that was placed instead of a proper MOSFET driver to cheap out. It was paired with an overclocked 125W 1055T.

Mine actually did blow up. I'm on my second now until I figure out where to go next.
 
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