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This MSI FX board any good for a 6 core amd?

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I read somewhere to watch out for some of the MSI boards, because they were known to burn out.

Is this board any good?

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=58...SI%2FMicroStar

or should I go with something else (I'm looking in the sub 200$ price range)
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Check out some reviews here I'd also recommend buying it there, also, newegg has one of the best customer service teams and will do anything for a customer, so worrying about an RMA is not really a thing there.

Also for any 6 core AMD just look for the AM3 socket and 140 watt CPU support motherboard and it will work, promise. Other things to look for are 4 RAM slots, 6gb/s SATA III, USB 3.0, and at least TWO PCI-e 2.0/2.1 slots. (They should run at x16, x0 AND x8, x8 [I know that may sound confusing, just make sure that if you are getting 2 or more x16 PCI-e slots EXCLUDE a slot if it says x4, because that won't be too fast for graphics cards] So two or more PCI-e 2.1/2.0 (Doesn't matter))

And if you find all those for your price take a look at the chipset, try to get the best you can buy. Good luck!
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This board is pretty darn good for anything really, but I hear it's picky with RAM:
Biostar TA890FXE

This board from ASUS is pretty good too. And is on ASUS' list of AM3+ ready boards with a bios update.
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MSi board's crappy VRMs are not recommended for Thubans. Many GD65s and FX boards have 'sploded on OCN members.
 
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post #5 of 8
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I remember reading that the VRF's were junk on these boards, I'm going with the ASUS listed above... hopefully one day I can upgrade to the bulldozer cpu with the bios update.
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8ight: I think you mistook it for the 890GXM-G65 that has exploded a lot. There have been no failures on the new 890FXA-GD65 so far that uses an improved 8+2 power phase. I've recommended it a couple of times even. Other MSI boards are the ones that have problems.
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
This board is pretty darn good for anything really, but I hear it's picky with RAM:
Biostar TA890FXE

This board from ASUS is pretty good too. And is on ASUS' list of AM3+ ready boards with a bios update.
ASUS M4A89TD PRO/USB3

Hearing and knowing are 2 different things.The RAM is controlled by the CPU for the most part-so that is incorrect.I just used this board with some RipjawX PSC's and it works great.This board is nothing like the 890FX GD80 and others with 4+2 power phase.This board has 8+2 and an excellent cooler.Don't hesistate to buy.It will support AM3 as well.
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8ight: I think you mistook it for the 890GXM-G65 that has exploded a lot. There have been no failures on the new 890FXA-GD65 so far that uses an improved 8+2 power phase. I've recommended it a couple of times even. Other MSI boards are the ones that have problems.
+1

Also, I think the MoBos mainly blew up on watercooled setups where there isn't any air flow going through the NB heatsink
    
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