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post #1 of 10
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Generally speaking, is MSI a good motherboard company?

I'm putting parts together for a new system, I'm looking at price/performance to make my purchasing decision.

I saw this MSI 890FX board for sale... the board looks awesome, but I'm not confidant in this company.
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post #2 of 10
i have had the same msi mobo for a few years now and have yet to have an issue. even with my botched oc on my crummy ocing cpu
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post #3 of 10
They're tier 2 I'd say. They have been improving lately but I'd still put them behind ASUS, Gigabyte, and EVGA.
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post #4 of 10
They are OK just dont use their 4+1 phase power mobos for AMD quads/hexacores because they seem to be burning their VRMs at higher overclocks....
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post #5 of 10
I have had two bad MSI motherboards and I notice a lot of open box Mobos on Newegg with the MSI label but if you get a good one.... You can't beat um' I garrrrunteee.


    
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post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by H4rd5tyl3 View Post
They're tier 2 I'd say. They have been improving lately but I'd still put them behind ASUS, Gigabyte, and EVGA.
I agree with this statement.. They were just plain Trash before. Now they are really good if you get a good one.
    
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post #7 of 10
They used to have a bad reputation in the motherboard area. But they have been improving over the last two years. I put them in 3rd place after asus & gigabyte.
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post #8 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grobinov View Post
They are OK just dont use their 4+1 phase power mobos for AMD quads/hexacores because they seem to be burning their VRMs at higher overclocks....
This... the MOSFETs on my 4+1 MSI board are shot after a little more than 2 months. Be wary.
    
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post #9 of 10
DO NOT BUY MSI MOTHERBOARDS WITH 4+1 POWER PHASE.

Yes, we must repeat this warning over and over again. Better to be safe than sorry
    
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Yes. I wish I would have known.
    
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Mushkin 60GB SSD + 2xWD Black 500GB RAID0 Sony DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 Windows 7 
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