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are MSI boards of good quality in general? not talking about specific models here, but how do they compete against other brands and what other potential brands could you suggest for an am3 board?
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AMD not so well and intel they are very good boards
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What do you recommend on the AMD side? Take note that I have no intentions of ever over clocking.
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Yeah, they have their good boards and bad boards like any company.
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Apart from that exploding motherboard problem with OC'd CPUs and inadequate MOSFETs/cooling...Not really.
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What do you recommend on the AMD side? Take note that I have no intentions of ever over clocking.
asus asrock gigabyte
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Apart from that exploding motherboard problem with OC'd CPUs and inadequate MOSFETs/cooling...Not really.
mostfet cooling is fine

Quality of mosfets on their AMD boards lacks, although the 890FXA-GD65 is very good.

On the intel side, most all of their boards are very good.
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Exploding mosfets is a phenomena nearly only encountered with 6 core AMD Thubans. The failures with 4 cores is well within any manufacturers specs for defective units.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 4/24/11 at 9:03pm
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post #9 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
mostfet cooling is fine

Quality of mosfets on their AMD boards lacks, although the 890FXA-GD65 is very good.

On the intel side, most all of their boards are very good.
for older the 790fx-gd70 is good
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post #10 of 45
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
^ which is a phenomena nearly only encountered with 6 core AMD Thubans. The failures with 4 cores is well within any manufacturers specs for defective units.
Exactly. Cant really complain when a new product comes out that the board was not intended to use.
    
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