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Hello everybody
I just got my refund for a Gigabyte AMD770 with sb710, easy unlocking and overclocking. I'm running a Sapphire 6950 2GB, AMD Phenom II x2 555 @ 4 cores 3.8ghz, 4GB Ram @ 1600 and Zephyr 750W PSU. I had the motherboard for a month up until it just stopped working. This is the Gigabyte:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-451-_-Product

I've been looking into MSI. I prefer the colors and the reviews say the BiOS is manageable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-290-_-Product

What do you say?
Edited by OptimusCaik - 3/12/11 at 3:03pm
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both links... MSI
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Originally Posted by OptimusCaik View Post
Hello everybody
I just got my refund for a Gigabyte AMD770 with sb710, easy unlocking and overclocking. I'm running a Sapphire 6950 2GB, AMD Phenom II x2 555 @ 4 cores 3.8ghz, 4GB Ram @ 1600 and Zephyr 750W PSU. I had the motherboard for a month up until it just stopped working. This is the Gigabyte:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-290-_-Product

I've been looking into MSI. I prefer the colors and the reviews say the BiOS is manageable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-290-_-Product

What do you say?
MSI 870-G45 is a no go.You should of requested another Gigabyte 770 ,they are usually ok.It has better MOSFETS than that MSI.

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both links... MSI
Both links same MSI No diversity

LE: That is not a powersupply ,that crap killed your Gigabyte mobo.Did you had it from before ?!
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MSI 870-G45 is a no go.You should of requested another Gigabyte 770 ,they are usually ok.It has better MOSFETS than that MSI.



Both links same MSI No diversity

LE: That is not a powersupply ,that crap killed your Gigabyte mobo.Did you had it from before ?!
It's a good Powersupply. Just because it's not a Corsair that doesn't mean ****. I had a HEC-x Pro 650w prior to that with my 6850 and it ran perfectly..

And I did request another Motherboard but for some reason they gave me a refund.
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Between those two boards specifically, go with the Gigabyte. Though both I would recommend VRM heatsinks if at all due to 4+1 phase, the Gigabyte would be better; heck VRM heatsinks often don't do much on MSI, and they cause problems anyway.

Keep in mind the Gigabyte one is still a low end 4+1 with 3-transistor design, not necessarily a good thing for running unlocked.

If you can shell out some money, this would be a much better board to run unlocked on. It is still a 4+1 VRM but of better quality; and it is heatsinked. Costs roughly the same after rebate.
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It's a good Powersupply. Just because it's not a Corsair that doesn't mean ****. I had a HEC-x Pro 650w prior to that with my 6850 and it ran perfectly..
No ,your power supply is not good ,sorry.

Becasue it s not a Corsair(Seasonic) it means it has crapier voltage outputs with more noise and ripple ,less efficiency and less real power.

Voltage oscilations mean more heat in the VRM areas this meaning less overclocking ability and the chance to have you components die faster.

A Corsair 650 W could of been enough for you.

Just build the systems from the Power Supply up ,just like you make a house from the grund/foundation up and not viceversa.
   
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There is nothing wrong with the SX and GX Cougar PSU's,although there are some slightly better performers at that price range.
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My opinion is that Cougar has some quality problems.Some units seem ok in some areas ,but most of what i ve seen tested had issues ,ripple is one of the problems.

The only good review i ve seen was made to a S700 and that s it and even there there were some ripple issues on some rail.
Corsair ,Seasonic or Enermax are more omogene as quality across the units.You are kind of buying something that really works almost without exceptions ,even if some may have coil noise.

But if you want to recommend Cougar no problemo ,time will tell us if this Cougar HEC brand is any good by itself.

LE: Redwoodz take a look here ,you ve done a bad choice for the powersupply by yourself too :http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory2&reid=158
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