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MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports by AMD SB950 - Supports storage and data transfers at up to 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

  • AMD 970 + SB950
  • FX, Phenom II X6/X4/X3/X2, Athlon II X4/X3/X2 and Sempron CPU in AM3 / AM3+ package
  • DDR3 2133* (OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066
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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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  • Aaron L.
  • 5/1/2015 9:04:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Board For The Price

Pros: * Has everything I need.
* POSTed on first try.
* USB stick install of OS worked flawlessly.
* Layout is good in terms of not obscuring anything important with the GPU.

Cons: * If there is a case speaker connector, I could not find it. But, then again, I didn't need it because the board POSTed on first try.

Other Thoughts: This is the fourth MSI product I have bought. They are four for four in my book.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/29/2015 2:16:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I actually have the model directly above this for my old budget gaming build. This one is on my new mid-range build (FX-4300 and R9-280). Seems to be running fine with no problems at all. It gets the job done. I do like the 2 pci slots in case you want dual gfx cards.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Sean R.
  • 4/24/2015 5:51:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot the great thing its made out to be.

Pros: This board is a good price, it has plenty of slots for video cards, and can handle AM 3+ processors.

Cons: So whats bad about it? First off the thing overheats big time. After doing some research on the motherboard I learned that this MSI motherboards are notorious for over heating! Apparently you have to put heat sinks on the board and put a fan on it for the thing to stay cool enough to use for gaming.

The board heats up quickly and will cause your system to crash.

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  • Jonathan B.
  • 4/24/2015 10:00:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsSome BIOS issues; solid otherwise

Pros: Loaded with features for such a low price. Great looks and sturdy feel. Looks and feels like a much more expensive board and performs like one so far.

Cons: For some reason it is difficult to convince this board to load the BIOS when you boot it. You have to use the "Fast Boot" software once you've booted into Windows and tell it to reboot directly to the BIOS. Frantically mashing Del while it's POSTing seems to be futile 90% of the time. Board didn't come with jumper for the Clear CMOS pins and the CMOS battery is directly behind where my Radeon R9 sits meaning every time I need to clear the CMOS I have to remove my video card. Joy.

Other Thoughts: XMP causes system to fail to post but that seems to be an issue with my RAM being "Intel XMP" :( my bad I guess. Gotta manually set the timing and voltage I guess but it's a real hassle with the CMOS clearing issues I mentioned in the Cons section.

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  • john b.
  • 4/23/2015 12:07:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDead on Arrival

Pros: Newegg's return process was pretty easy

Cons: Still had to pay shipping to send back for a return

Other Thoughts: Completely dead right out of the box. Would not recommend .

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  • Colin W.
  • 4/22/2015 4:25:24 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsMsi 970A-G43

Pros: Very powerful when over clocking. Has many sata3 ports for my sshd raid 0 array.

Cons: Heat syncs suck. There awful. the tiny things are burning up by the time you load windows. Started doing wierd things after a few weeks where it refused to load bios when i clicked power button. cpu fan would speed up then stop and speed up again, after a 5-10 cycles of this the motherboard would start the bios.

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  • Santos P.
  • 4/22/2015 12:32:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good, So far....

Pros: Good working condition motherboard (hasn't broken like other I've bought).
Handles fast transfers (5.5Gb/s) and high end CPU's (AMD FX 9590(Only used 9590 to test the motherboards performance))

Cons: Only came with two Sata connections, I/O shield, Manual/Cd and motherboard(of course).
When I bought a motherboard from ASUS it came with 8 Sata connections, I/O Shield, Spare CMOS battery, BIOS Speaker, Front panel connectors, Manual/CD, Chassis screws, two USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 extensions, and five ASUS emblems/stickers.

Other Thoughts: I really only wanted the motherboard for my sibling, other than lacking the amount of STUFF it came with, I would recommend this mother board to a friend!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/11/2015 10:58:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty nice little board

Pros: Lots of features for the price
Supports everything I need/use
Los of USB
Can Overclock my 6350 to 4.2 ghz with a click of a button.

Cons: No heatsinks on vrms for the CPU, so I'm not doing any overclocking to try and make the board last longer.
Only 3 fan headers total, (2 4 pins but ones for the CPU and 1 3 pin.) so if you have a case with lots of fans, get a splitter or a hub.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2015 6:51:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat board no problems

Pros: Have it for 3 years and Cheap, Good for gaming, and over clocking is easy

Cons: Nothing

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  • howard t.
  • 4/4/2015 7:10:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks fine

Pros: installed easily, no driver or compatibility issues. have not built a computer for a while so, initially I was not sure how to install my aftermarket heatsink but I finally realized I had to pop the stock backplate off of this motherboard. no problemo after that !

Cons: can't think of any right now.

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