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Old December 6, 2008, 04:11 PM
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Default MSI X58 Platinum, anyone use it?

Has anyone used this motherboard in their build? How has it performed?

As much as I love ASUS, if I can get an x58 mobo for ~100$ cheaper than the P6T, I'm gonna have to go for it.

Canadian Prices: MSI Computer - MSI X58 Platinum ATX Intel Motherboard - X58PLATINUM
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Old December 6, 2008, 04:26 PM
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It's definitely one of the nicer X58's, i personally couldn't get over that terrible io panel layout though, that was one factor for me.
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Old December 6, 2008, 04:32 PM
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Nice board, Have a look at anandtech review to get a feel for it.
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Amazing price too.
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Old December 6, 2008, 05:10 PM
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It is no doubt one great performer, and i love the colour scheme.
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"The Eclipse X58 is MSI's current flagship board with the recently introduced Platinum X58 filling a void in the low end X58 market with a $220 price tag. While $220 is an awful lot for a motherboard, it's practically a bargain in this particular market sector. Of course, you give up a few items like SLI compatibility, an additional x16 slot, and the JMicron SATA ports"

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yeah the main reason to get an X58 board is so you can have SLI AND Crossfire.
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Old December 7, 2008, 12:00 PM
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well, at my screens res of a mere 1050 lines not really...SLI and crossfire are for people with 1600 lines or mutliple displays, lol

I'll have to think about it...
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