|RAM||16 GB DDR3 2133;DDR3 1866;DDR3 1600;DDR3 1333;DDR3 1066|
|Wireless Type||802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||4|
MSI Computer Corp. DDR3 1066 FM2 Motherboard FM2-A75IA-E53
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- Socket FM2
- AMD A75 chipset
- CPU: Socket FM2 Supports AMD A10/A8/A6/A4 Series Processors
- Chipset: AMD A75
- Memory: 2x DDR3-2133(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066 DIMM Slots, Unbuffered, Max Capacity of 32GB
- Slots: 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slot
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This motherboard is quite stable with my current setup.
2 x Noctua 80mm Case Fans
MSI FM2-A75IA-E53 Mini ITX Motherboard
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1866 MHz 9 CAS
Realan E-I7 + 150W external PSU
Intel 330, 180gb SSD
Due to this board being so new there are going to be bios updates, keep an eye out on the MSI website for something.
Wireless: Atheros AR9271, getting ~2-3MB/s (16-24Mb/s, multiply by 8 for Bits >> bytes) with my wireless setup (Netgear N900). They also give you an optional antennae extender that has little magnets on it you can stick to things.
Bluetooth: Hooked up to my Wiimotes no problem with Dolphin, took a few days before the connection felt solid. I have my computer sitting on top of my entertainment center so there isn't much interference.
BIOS Software: There is some click BIOS software you can use in your operating system, after changing your settings just click save then reboot and you're good to go.
IGP Ram: Useful option in BIOS, you have to first set your Integrated Graphics Devices to "Dual Graphics", this then opens the option to change your shared memory.Read more ›
8gb Samsung Low Profile DDR3-1600 RAM
Noctua NH-L9a Heatsink
Realan E-i7 case
Three 80x25 case fans
SO far so good. System does exactly what I'd hoped. Perfect for hd viewing, tv over hdhomerun prime, etc. My only complaints are (i) Live Update (their drive/bios updater) does not work properly, had to install all drivers/updates manually -- they say there are working on a new release and (ii) wish there was a second pwm slot for case fans (just to be clear, there is one pwm slot for case fans -- i wish there were two).
I will be buying another one of these boards and an A10 to make a small (but very powerful) desktop. You will not find better hardware for the price. While Intel based systems do have slightly better performance vs the AMD systems; AMD still wins the performance vs. price war and MSI has made an absolutely wonderful board to accommodate the AMD line of APUs.
Seriously worth it.
Then, add in the fact that it has built-n WIFI & Bluetooth card, which normally may run about $30, and this board really stood out to me.
A few months after my build, I'm still pretty happy with it with a few exceptions. Some of my gripes are:
1) Richland APU support didn't come around until Bios V2.0 (I believe 2.0, but may have been 2.2). In order to update the Bios, you need a last-generation Trinity APU. Seems silly and pointless. You'd think that MSI could have found a better way of doing that, knowing that most of us don't have random APU's laying around.
2) The Bios doesn't display properly using HDMI. All you're able to see is the upper left corner of the MSI logo and a few selections in their left column. You simply don't have enough viewable surface to make any changes in the Bios. Contacted MSI, and they confirmed that this was a bug present in Bios V2.0 and up. I suppose it's a non-issue for people who use the VGA output, but they have to know that a huge percentage of the people that buy Mini-ITX boards are using them at media PCs connected via HDMI. Duuuuumb.
3) Price. I've literally seen dozens of motherboards with the same exact specs, and sometimes better specs, for half the cost. I'm guessing this is due to the unique size of this MOBO, and that all Mini-ITX boards are like that, but double the price just seems excessive.Read more ›
First off - this motherboard works. I have yet to do any overclocking, but from daily use it hasn't failed me yet working with the A10-5800k. Suprised me that it came with a little wifi adapter (I dont remember it being included in the description) which works OKAY until your able to get your drivers and other stuff installed - then you really need to get an actual WiFi card because this thing is pretty bad for playing MMOG's, getting disconnected / stuttering almost every 10 seconds. (BTW, if you use Windows 8 it has power saving setting you need to turn off in the Device manager, it will x2 your internet speed)
Besides that, it's a cheap, functional, motherboard - nothing more, nothing less.
There's no CPU cover, which caused me 10 minutes of grief because I've never seen a mobo without one, and got pretty confused.
The metal plate (if you know the name, please mention in the comments!) in the back with the holes for the ports on the mobo has icons, for one, which becomes incredibly useful when I cant figure out what exactly that port is for. Unfortunately, it sticks out a little more then most mobo covers and the ports sit back a little bit, which could possibly cause problems. (I have yet to find one yet, though)
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Awesome ITX mobo, onboard wifi is subpar, slow and seems like you can only stream one thing at a time, ethernet is superb though.Published 16 months ago by Mark Pineda
Seemed to work great but was making my computer restart every 45 minutes and wasn't controlling the cpu fan. Had to buy a new board to figure out the problemPublished 16 months ago by Robert H Stovall
great mobo for htpc, recommended to upgrade thermal paste to prevent overheating specially on silverstone htpc case.Published 16 months ago by John
the Motherboard worked great, right out of the box, easy setup, very tiny, I had to lengthen some of the cables to reach but all in all a good buy. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Yvette Joyeux Tjarks
This product lacks a few things. A) Bluetooth past 2 feet B)Good Wifi for N rate speeds my max was 5MbpsPublished on March 28, 2014 by James K.
I just don't understand all of these positive reviews and positive remarks in the discussion section. People are like 'Is it Wifi ready?' and others are like 'Sure is pal'. Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by Ejohn
I was more than impressed with this motherboard.
I started this project with the idea of making an HTPC/streaming living room box, it turned into a homemade Steam... Read more
Simple to install, great over clocking and bios settings, good motherboard layout, and small form factor. I purchased this to build a steam box. Working great from day one.Published on January 19, 2014 by Harry D Lewis