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Originally Posted by Somenamehere;13260979 
Exactly. Cant really complain when a new product comes out that the board was not intended to use.

The 890FXA-GD70 has the same problems as the 790 version. 890 chipsets launched with thuban
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Originally Posted by reflex99;13260997 
The 890FXA-GD70 has the same problems as the 790 version. 890 chipsets launched with thuban

never had a problem with my 790
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Is this MSI good for a budget oriented build?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130290
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Originally Posted by yuppie;13261080 
Is this MSI good for a budget oriented build?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130290

i wouldnt if you plan on overclocking no mosfet cooling
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14;13261005 
never had a problem with my 790

you have an x4 not an X6
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Originally Posted by yuppie;13261080 
Is this MSI good for a budget oriented build?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130290

Depends on what processor. anything over an athlon X3 i wouldn't really recommend.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by knoxy_14;13261123 
i wouldnt if you plan on overclocking no mosfet cooling

explain mosfet cooling if you don't mind?


why wouldn't you recommend anything over an x3 athlon?
post #17 of 45
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Originally Posted by yuppie;13261135 
explain mosfet cooling if you don't mind?


why wouldn't you recommend anything over an x3 athlon?

mosfets regulate voltage to the CPU. If they get too hot they can fail. Cooling helps keep them cooler.

That board is notorious for its weak voltage regulators, and has been known to fail with higher end cpu's
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post #18 of 45
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Originally Posted by reflex99;13261179 
mosfets regulate voltage to the CPU. If they get too hot they can fail. Cooling helps keep them cooler.

That board is notorious for its weak voltage regulators, and has been known to fail with higher end cpu's

beat me to it frown.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by reflex99;13261130 
you have an x4 not an X6



Depends on what processor. anything over an athlon X3 i wouldn't really recommend.

and i didnt know it was only the x6's
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post #19 of 45
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I see. How do I find out if the board has mosfet cooling or not? I don't see it listed in any of the details on newegg, or can I check visually?
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Originally Posted by yuppie;13261206 
I see. How do I find out if the board has mosfet cooling or not? I don't see it listed in any of the details on newegg, or can I check visually?

to the left side of the socket you will see heatsinks on top of the mosfets

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130274
youll see a pretty big heatsink as on this one
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