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Old March 9, 2010, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Hacksaw907 View Post
Based on experience, or other people's opinions?

I'm using the 790FX-GD70 at the moment, and the features in it are awesome, especially for OC'ing.
I'm happy for you but I dislike MSI based on my own experience; not to mention the experience of others...

I have tried using MSI boards on 3 occasions. One was back in the Pentium 4 days with a 965 chipset which brought me great headaches because of memory incompatibilities. I have tried a low-end MSI AM2 board based on the nForce 430 chipset (K8NGM2-IL) which died within a month in a customer's machine. And finally, most recently I serviced a customer's machine last year with a G31-based MSI mobo with DDR2 and DDR3 slots where mysteriously the board always declared that no RAM was present no matter what I plugged into those slots. So yeah, I haven't had a rosy time with MSI. Maybe they've changed in recent times but I've got a sour taste in my mouth still.

I don't mind trying low-end stuff. I've bought a plethora of Biostar, Foxconn and $60-90 Asus boards. But with MSI I've simply had dead boards and malfunctions!
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