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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 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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  • 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.

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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.

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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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  • Patrick U.
  • 7/13/2015 8:14:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMSI MOBO

Pros: Works as it should. Nothing special.

Cons: Wish it had more Sata ports and an integrated GPU would be nice.

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  • Sean G.
  • 7/8/2015 8:34:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOkay MB for price

Pros: easy setup, basic oc functions.

Cons: Doesn't have a lot in the OC department and sometimes randomly freezes when entering BIOS

Other Thoughts: When directly duplicating stable and functioning OC profiles others have had with the exact same set up, I cannot get my FX 6300 to oc past 4.2ghz

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  • shane g.
  • 7/7/2015 9:04:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsspace heater

Pros: Worked good for a month kinda.

Cons: What to start with first does not fit in case well when installing things the screws don't match with the case so no support when putting cables in be careful. my PC kept freezing every 6 hours or so wasn't sure why found out the CPU was over heating or so i thought so i bought water cooling now it wont even play heavy games cause of freezing then hard reboot i don't OC but this board heats up so much it sucks im so glad i get to buy another windows license, would not recommend EVER. Also for a board that heats up so much should have more fan ports but a fan adapter solves that problem doesn't help tho.

Other Thoughts: I have done everything possible to find the problem.

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), ensure system have latest BIOS.
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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  • Anonymous
  • 6/30/2015 3:40:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsstill running after 3 years

Pros: Bought this for a budget build many christmas's ago. Designed the computer for a low budget gaming rig. Mobo held its own against hours, days, weeks of abuse. And! Is still running to this day after i upgraded the rig from using an old 650 ti boost to a gtx970 and new amd 6300 cpu.

Cons: Bit sluggish for a work mobo but gets tge job done just the same. Other than that, 0 faults.

Other Thoughts: Good for the price, surprised to see it still on the market after 3 long years.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/20/2015 1:51:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsThe problem efi

Pros: Low prices

Cons: efi in the raid is not working properly, and Windows is not installed
Supports msi answered, use the default settings

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/17/2015 4:19:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI have had it for 5 months

Pros: I works running a phenom x2 511 base clock 3.4 GHz I easily overcooked it to 4.0 I left it there because I don't need any more power because I only have a Radeon HD 7770 so I would have no benefit. in other words it has easy to use software for overclocking work great supports sli

Cons: had issues with the integrated sound card after 4 months a driver was released that fixed that. only reason for disappointment on Msi. not to the fault of Msi but if I waited 1 month I could have gotten the exact same motherboard but white which fits my build better.

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  • Darrel L.
  • 5/30/2015 12:44:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLots better than I thought it was going to be.

Pros: Holds up to everything I've done with it. Other reviews were talking about overheating, but I have not seen any, but that might be because my case has five fans. AMD CPU's run hot, but this board seems to be holding up just fine Even after modded Skyrim's been playing for hours.

Cons: After I had my build finished I noticed a bit of metal from the IO shield plate was in my Ethernet port. Not too big of a problem, but building in my case was a real pain so I just grabbed the little bit and bent it off.

Other Thoughts: The board came with two right angle SATA cables, which is fine, but my case's drive cages put my SSD in the middle of the cage, so the SATA cables can't get to it. Not a fault of this board, but I thought I'd mention it.

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