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post #171 of 1100
Well, as one of the people who's thread you visted Thanks for the info!

My friend was able to build his system without any problems thanks to the suggested build list tweaks you mentioned in relation to power phases. Running rock solid now.
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The 870A Fuzion... eh...
1. Costs more than 890FXA-GD65
2. TrueCrossfireX/SLI hack unlike Lucid Hydra makes performance scale upward, not downard
3. 890FX chipset > 770 chipset

Don't care if it also has 8+2 VRMs, I wouldn't buy it.
post #173 of 1100
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The 870A Fuzion... eh...
1. Costs more than 890FXA-GD65
2. TrueCrossfireX/SLI hack unlike Lucid Hydra makes performance scale upward, not downard
3. 890FX chipset > 770 chipset

Don't care if it also has 8+2 VRMs, I wouldn't buy it.
Not saying it is a good value, just saying that MSI has learned, and put a 8+2 phase setup.

and it is a 870 chipset.
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post #174 of 1100
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870 chipset is no different than 770. I don't see any big differences - maybe a CMOS process shrink, but that's it. Kind of like how 880G and 890GX are just improvised 785G.
MSI has a great way to start off the new year for AMD enthusiasts though I just hope that the quality as well as amount has improved (consider similar 4+1 phase from different companies could hold up a lot better)
post #175 of 1100
870 is also a die shrink I think.


And it seems that the fuzion power can push HTT clocks pretty high.

Overclock3D got theirs to 400
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Wow, that's pretty good. I've heard the 870 chipset can be a fairly good and bulletproof overclocker actually.
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Further reading the OC3D article, it acutally seems to be a really nice board:

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...usive_review/8

Kinda want to try this fuzion stuff
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I think this one uses the new Lucid Hydra 200, which I think has improved over the original Hydra which was terrible. Nice stuff!
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well my mobo still resist with default vcores, only oc by multi
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post #180 of 1100
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Have any mosfet heatsinks on their sixor? Cheapo case makes me think warm ambient temperature and little airflow. To begin with, tower cooler + 125W processor + unheatsinked 4+1 = no air to mosfets = no way to radiate/move heat = overheat = omg I'm on fire! Not only that, the VRMs on the 785GM-US2H aren't of as good quality. There's one blow-up situation involving that board in my horror stories list, an x3 720 (95W stock TDP) at 1.6V and above blew it. Older Gigabyte boards before the recent ones with low RDS, Ultra Durable 3 and all didn't really hold up well without mosfet cooling.
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