|RAM||32 GB DDR3 2133;DDR3 1066;DDR3 1333;DDR3 1600|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||6|
MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950 Chipset ATX DDR3 800 AMD AM3+ Motherboards (970A-G46)
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- CPU: Socket AM3+; Supports 64-bit AMD FX/ Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2/ Sempron Processors; Supports HyperTransport 3.0; FSB up to 4.8GT/s
- Chipset: North Bridge AMD 970 & South Bridge AMD SB950 Chipset
- Memory: 4x 240pin DDR3-2133(OC)/1866/1600/1333/1066/800 DIMMs, Dual Channel, unbuffered; Max Capacity up to 32GB
- Slots: 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots(Support SLI & CrossfireX); 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slots; 2x 3.3V/5V PCI Slots
- SATA: 6x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10
- Ports: 12x USB 2.0 Ports(6 rear, 6 by header); 2x USB 3.0 Ports; 1x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse?Port; 1x Serial Port; 1x Optical SPDIF Out; 1x RJ45 Port; Audio I/O Jacks
- Form Factor: ATX
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My board shipped with UEFI version 1.4. Checking it out through the included MSI Live Update feature, I found the latest UEFI version for the product to be 1.7. I used MSI's Live Update through Windows and the update installed perfectly--without a hitch. Highly recommended. (Some people are scared of this method, but I've never been burned by it.)
I settled on the MSI product over, say, the Asus and other brands in the price range, because out of all of them only the MSI board provides me with dual PCIe gpu bandwidth (for CrossFire or SLI) of 16x x 8x. All of the other products in the price range supplied dual gpu support of 16x x 4x--which seems very unbalanced to me--the dual-gpu support in those cases would effectively be limited to 4x. You are much better off with 16x x 8x if you can't have 16x x 16x, than with 16x x 4x.Read more ›
Cons: The 8pin is located on the top left of the board which makes installing a liquid cooling system in a case with a bottom mounted PSU a little tricky. I was able to get it to work, but it's snug. Heat dissipation could be a little better. OC Genie II was a little confusing at first, but I figured it out (was a long day for me).
Other Thoughts: Interestingly enough, I am much happier with this board than I am another much more expensive board from ASUS.
AMD FX-8150 8 Core Black Edition running @ 3.9ghz
AMD FX Liquid Cooling
Galaxy 560 GTX video card
Kingston HyperX Black 16gb DDR3 1600
700W Rosewill Stallion PSU
LG Blu Ray / DVD / CD burner
Rosewill Redbone Case
Heres my specs:
AMD FX-8120 3.1 GHZ 8 Core CPU
8GB G.SkillSaw DDR3 1600 Memory
MSI N630GT 4GB DDR3 Video Card
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer CPU cooler
Cool Power 980W Power Supply
Lightscribe DVD=/- Burner
From first boot it handles amazizngly!!!! People told me never never put a AMD FX-8120 into this motherboard but you know what? I havent overclocked it or anything but temps are low on MB and CPU no worries here.I LOVE having 8 cores compared to my old P4 computer. IT Kills install time!!!!!!!! Moving files from hard drive to hard drive is super fast most time i dont even have that lil window pop up sayin how long til it moved.. Buy this board if ur on a budget or you want a kick ass computer that will last you awhile. But just to repeat i dont overclock so i cant say if you overclock it how itll handle. but still a sweet MB
It's been a persistent issue since day one using this board and I've tried updating the bios, reformatting with a different version of windows, disabling OC features in bios, the list is nearly endless...
This issue is the only thing I dislike about the board. I'm sure that if I were using a lower end cpu with less power consumption this wouldn't be an issue.
Also, side note - we also have another pc with the same mobo/cpu combo but with a different gpu and that rig also experiences the same problem. This other pc is used lightly since its operator is 70 years old.
(the other 3 pc's in the house have zero issues with lan disconnections, just the two with this mobo+cpu combo)
I have built a number of computers ever since the 386 days, and this one is unsurpassed.
The supplier delivery time was fast and deserves a 5-star overall rating, based on my experience.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a perfect choice for a budget FX build, tons of features, ease of instalation and use, plenty of heatsinks for the VRM's, etc. Read morePublished 18 days ago by David C.
Mine lasted 2.5 years. It's okay. Bios is nice, overclocking speeds are awesome. Only wished mine lasted longer before it kicked the bucketPublished 2 months ago by VaginalBloodFartz
I get very poor audio sound when switching to sli mode with dual 970s. I've spent weeks trying to figure this crap out and wasted so much money to realize that it's the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Daniel Blaut
This was a replacement for a motherboard that kicked the bucket. It's still going strong after several other hardware upgrades and changes along the way. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Twisterjester
I bought this mainboard having has good experiences with MSI in the past (mainboard and GPU alike) but when assembling my PC I noticed an issue. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Federico
This worked okay for my build, but for some reason it has never been very stable, even though I have never even attempted overclocking. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Trenton Smith