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MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 970
  • Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron 100 Series
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/1866(OC)
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The MSI 970A-G43 Motherboard generously delivers performance, quality, reliability, and an array of MSI features at a competitive price. It's based on the AMD 970 North Bridge/AMD SB950 South Bridge chipsets, offering perfect support for AMD's powerful "FX" series processors in AM3+ packaging. Four DDR3 memory slots with dual-channel support, latest generation SATA 6Gbps, and Gigabit Ethernet LAN give you the essentials to build a performance system. USB 3.0 is also integrated for blazing fast data transfer. Add in the exclusive MSI features and super build quality MSI is known for, you'll know the MSI 970A-G43 is the foundation you can count on for your next powerhouse, whether for work or play.

  • newegg OC Genie II – Overclock and Unlock CPU Core in 1 Second OC Genie II, the most powerful and easy overclocking technology is implemented on MSI's AMD 9-Series motherboards. MSI's OC Genie II completely automates advanced overclocking functions and offers up to 248% higher performance with the simple click of a button. It does not matter if you're a first time hardware owner, or a veteran overclocker, activating MSI OC Genie II will unlock your hidden CPU cores, overclock your CPU and your memory to simply give you the best and stable performance for free on MSI AMD 9-Series motherboard available.
  • newegg World's 1st UEFI and software graphical user interface MSI Click BIOS II provides a consistent user interface both in the UEFI BIOS and in Windows, it provides the most convenient way for users to control system settings and supports touchscreen control.
  • newegg All Solid Capacitors Capacitors are the most important component for electronic product's power supply. The quality of the capacitors can impact the stability of the entire system and risk of product failure. Currently there are two types of capacitors, electrolytic capacitors and solid capacitors. Compared to electrolytic capacitors, solid capacitors have a longer lifespan, and provide a more stable power under high temperatures. More importantly, solid capacitors do not have any liquid materials inside, and thus will not suffer a leak which would infringe upon the product’s stability. With such benefits is it no wonder that solid capacitors are very important for product quality's improvement.
  • newegg APS (Active Phase Switching) Active Phase Switching, APS, technology is an intelligent design that helps to save energy on MSI’s motherboards. The underlying idea is to switch off the power supply as soon as no electricity is needed, and when the system needs more resources again, APS will automatically adjust electricity supply accordingly. APS will automatically detect your processor’s loading at any given time and save energy accordingly. This is only possible by means of a very advanced power controlling technology. Other than software-based solutions, APS technology stands out from MSI's own research. The specially developed IC chip can operate automatically depending on the demands of the power supply, which is to reduce the total power usage.
  • newegg 3TB+ Infinity 3TB+ Infinity is not only breaking through the limit of traditional BIOS, but also enhancing the utilization of hard drives efficiently. In addition to supporting the latest 3TB hard drives, MSI 3TB+ Infinity technology can use the 3TB hard drive as boot disk when installing a 64-bit operating system. Compared to competitors, MSI 3TB+ Infinity is an industry-leading technology which substantially presents an advantage of development and application in the future.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2015 9:15:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst motherboard I have ever seen

Pros: Okay for it's price range and is a small atx board

Cons: No default graphics out
If you have a small case, you can't have 2 GPUs in it
Bought it and couldn't figure out what was wrong... Sent the cpu back assuming that was the problem, only to realize after 30 days later that it was the motherboard.
Newegg over all is a good site but the RMA process takes WAY TO LONG

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • AARON F.
  • 1/15/2015 10:42:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgood board rebate stinks

Pros: Works fine for a bargain motherboard

Cons: sure you can buy up to 5 of these....make sure you read the fine print on the rebate you can only claim one rebate per household. It is very fine print and Since I purchased 2 I found out the hard way

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  • Gary W.
  • 1/10/2015 10:19:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsOn It's Way Back to Newegg

Pros: 6 SATA connectors - SATA 6.0Gbps
Plenty of USB Ports

Cons: Right Angle SATA connectors
RAID setup is all or nothing - cannot exclude a drive
Thin board

Other Thoughts: Right angle SATA connectors suck. In any tower the drives sit a lot further out from the case wall than the motherboard. right-angle connectors simply force an unnecessary tight curve on your SATA cable.

Had to install Win7 x64 via a USB stick since turning on the RAID feature forces all the disks on to the RAID controller - there is no way to exclude a disk. Windows 7 has no drivers for the RAID controller so installing it via DVD was not an option - Win 7 failed to see the DVD drive since the drives were set as RAID.

System has since started to lock up randomly. I am not using any OC features or unlocking cores. Processor is stock and RAM is on supported list. Place all the components back on my original board and no problems.

Locks would happen checking email, web -browing - running games. RAM checks out as do disks and since everything works peachy on the orginal board - the cuplprit would seem to be this MSI board.

I should have listed to my fellow Eggheads since this board has mediocre at best reviews. Lesson learned.

RMA'd 5 minutes ago and it's on it's way back to Whittier Monday morning.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the product, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • ryan w.
  • 1/10/2015 10:58:53 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat motherboard

Pros: great motherboard I would buy this one again ..I have had this one for 2 years and I have had no problems. if you are looking to buy this at a good price just do it despite the negativity you see on it

Cons: none

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  • Patrick T.
  • 1/7/2015 4:30:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: MSI quality for a low price.

Used this to put new life into some older components that had a motherboard go bad.

Cons: May not be a con to most, but this board has no SPDIF pinout on motherboard, which I overlooked and I wasn't able to use an older Nvidia card with audio over HDMI.

Not a big fan of 6 hole motherboards but this one seems OK, doesn't flex too much when installing ram, etc.

Other Thoughts: So, I forgot to sign the rebate form and was initially denied my rebate. They sent me an email saying the manufacturer allowed the resubmission of rebate with missing items. So I did and have since been approved for rebate, thanks MSI.

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  • karl h.
  • 1/5/2015 12:22:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: Arrived on time.

Cons: After 2hr installation and 6 hr troubleshoot, the board was not able to post. No error beeps, no post screen. RMA'd and switching back to Gigabyte from now on.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for.

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  • Andrey S.
  • 1/4/2015 5:57:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great price, worked out of the box. Rebate processed as promised and quickly

Cons: none

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  • Anthony B.
  • 1/3/2015 2:45:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Motherboard

Pros: Very good motherboard if your looking to overclock and have 2 gpus. Not to mention, the bios is outstanding.

Cons: Only con was the cpu power was in an odd space, but not that bad at all.

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  • John b.
  • 12/27/2014 8:02:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne BIG BAD motherboard !

Pros: SATA III
USB 3.0
Able to access BIOS setting from the desktop !!!!!
Unlimited Utilities to Overclock

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I wanted a board with USB 3.0, SATA III and able to handle an AMD FX-8320 processor. FOUND IT!!!
Awesome utilities to do anything to this motherboard that your heart will ever desire. It will even enable you to run the BIOS from the desktop! SWEET !!!
You can't go wrong with this board!
THANKS NEW EGG !!!

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  • Christiana K.
  • 12/26/2014 9:17:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Works decently for a while

Cons: Decided that it didnt like the what i had plugged in to the usb and randomly couldnt recognize the devices every hour and a half making me restart my computer

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reasons can cause the situation like this ,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPRW2).
2. Check your other major hardware’s (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
3. If you need further assistant, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 6am to 6pm Pacific standard Time.

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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