- AMD 870
- Phenom II / Athlon II / Sempron
- DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 (OC)/1800 (OC)/2000 (OC)
after one year... 05/22/2011
This review is from: MSI 870A-G54 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Great gaming board. I got this for the PCI Express 2.0 x16: 2 (x16/x4) which is nice for sub $100. It is a good size for a normal case and the components fit well though my XFX 5850 vid cards are pretty tight.
The board died 3 weeks ago with a red indicator light next to the OC dial popping up when starting (and failing to post). I returned to MSI via RMA and they swapped out and I am up and running again. I took an egg off for this, but the folks at MSI do stand by their products and got me a replacement.
even with 3 fans, don't forget to keep this baby cleaned out as dust really does make it hotter. it was a little dusty when i broke it down, but not sure if this was a factor in the board failure. regardless, i downloaded Core Temp add on to keep tabs on my 4 cores from now on.
i recommend this for a solid home build.
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