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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.

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  • 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.
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Joshua K.
  • 8/30/2015 12:42:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It's cheap.

Cons: The CPU case over the socket seems very fragile. While attempting to remove it, the case snapped in the middle, and then broke off at the hinges.

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 or our contact uspport number at 626-271-1004 m-f 6am to 6pm pst. and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

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

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  • Richard L.
  • 8/20/2015 8:21:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMSI quality

Pros: looks cool, cost, chipset, and msi

Cons: ATX format when I needed micro ATX. LOL But that was my fault.

Other Thoughts: This is a really good looking board and I always have good luck with MSI. Unfortunately I didn't realize I needed a micro ATX board, so I had to settle for another brand for my build.

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  • BRENNAN R.
  • 8/15/2015 8:03:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAlmost good

Pros: Almost good for the price. 4 ram slots, USB3, great for videocards.

Cons: Don't ignore the peeps complaining about cooling.

If you want to game with this: you better have a real cooling plan. A couple of fans won't do it. With two fans equipped, this is the hottest part of my build running 60c the very minute farcry4 is booted up (Every other part running nicely at 30c), and the 60c will slowly rise to 80c where the board starts to break down (after about twelve minutes of farcry4). The board runs 40c idle.

Only buy if you are purchasing or have purchased some really nice cooling products.

Other Thoughts: If cooling was no issue, this board is amazing for the price.

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 or contact our support team at 626-271-1004 m-f 6am to 6pm pst. and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

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

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  • Roy O.
  • 8/12/2015 6:07:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPotential to be good, but it's junk

Pros: Well designed & thought out board. Made for an easy build. Loved the BIOS with mouse drivers. Point & click is a much nicer way to use it than blundering about with arrow keys.

Cons: All USB 3.0 ports & connections on this board were dead

Other Thoughts: I'd have loved this thing if it had worked, but it is such a pain doing an RMA, and packing it up and horsing around to get it to a fed-ex drop

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), clear CMOS.
2. Check under BIOS that USB ports are enable, and do a clean install of window with update drivers for best results. www.msi.com
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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  • Thomas W.
  • 8/7/2015 9:29:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggslasted about 3 weeks

Pros: cheap

Cons: i had this board for not to long and it is already giving me blue screens crashing and all that other fun stuff i would not recommend getting this board there are many out there.

Other Thoughts: do not get.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Based on the symptom you reported, we suggest you checking following steps below since many reason can cause the situation like this,
1. Check and make sure that power are connected correctly and firmly (JPWR1 and JPWR2).
2. Clear CMOS with jmper or battery.
3. Check your other major hardware's (memory, video card, CPU and power supply) to ensure that they are not the cause of the issue.
4. If you need further assistant, Please do not hesitate to contact us directly by email at usreview@msi.com or by phone at 626.271.1004 M-F, 6AM to 6PM PST. We will be more than happy to assist you.
Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | usreview@msi.com

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  • peyton s.
  • 8/4/2015 11:25:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssnappy

Pros: ez oc

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: mobo paired with phenom x4 960t am3
unlocked and overclocked
6 cores @ 225x16.5
stock voltages
temp 47c
ddr3 @ 1800mhz
maybe santa will bring me a fx 8370e am3+ for xmas

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  • peyton s.
  • 8/4/2015 11:20:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggssnappy

Pros: ez oc

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: mobo paired with phenom x4 960t am3
unlocked and overclocked
6 cores @ 225x16.5
stock voltages
temp 47c
ddr3 @ 1800mhz
maybe santa will bring me a fx 8370e am3+ for xmas

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  • Michael F.
  • 7/25/2015 8:44:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMoBo issues after 6 months.

Pros: Nice budget board for my price range.

Cons: After about a few months of owning this board, my PC has been randomly black screening and disabling the use of anything plugged into the USB ports. The front USB ports on my case have also been rendered useless. A restart will stop the problem from happening for a few hours, but if it's being heavily used, the problem will persist.

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 or at our support number 626-271-1004 M-F 6am to 6pm PST. and we will be more than happy to assist you, thank you.

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

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  • Antania B.
  • 7/23/2015 1:18:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsMeh

Pros: Decent board for the price.
Driver installation was flawless.

Cons: The first one I ordered was DOA. RMA'd it got the second one about two weeks later. Second one worked fine for about 3 weeks, went to boot up one evening and nothing.

Other Thoughts: Great board when it works.

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), clear CMOS.
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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  • Marcus H.
  • 7/21/2015 12:31:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHasn't failed yet, easy bios.

Pros: Board is spaced good, ton of sata both angled and straight, holds my huge gtx 580 no problem. easy to read clickable bios.

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Maybe some more fan connectors? (I'm only running 2, front intake, rear exhaust at the moment)

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