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4 out of 5 eggs Nice board for its price 07/03/2016

This review is from: MSI X99S SLI Plus LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: -Decent board at a decent price,Works fine after updating bios to v1.9
-I like the MSI bios UI and I was able to oc my 5820k to 4.5ghz at 1.265v with turbo boost enabled so the cpu clock would idle at 1.9ghz when idle and boost to 4.5 when needed.

Cons: -For some reason the mouse wouldn't work when you first boot up the system. This happened with every msi board I owned; Msi z77 mpower and Msi x99s sli plus.

Other Thoughts: Nice board for the price and I don't need led or custom painted heatsinks on the southbridge.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 DirectX 12 08G-P4-6183-KR 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5X PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Graphics Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - +125mhz on the core and +500mhz the memory with no additional voltage from precision x. I dont think I reached the max oc potential of this card and I'm not planning to because it would throttle anyway.
- With a custom fan profile the cards temps can be manageable. Custom fan setting starting from 20% the card idles at 30-35c and max temps were 60-65c at 80% fan speed.
-Firestrike graphic score: 24, 265
-Love the look of the backplate

Cons: -In theory this card's boost clock should be 2100mhz, but with how the pascal architecture throttles at 50c; the boost clock is between 2088-2063mhz.
-There is a slight/barely visible scratch on the cooler, right next to the 1080 sc led logo.
-Had to blow of some residue, probably from the manufacturing process.

Other Thoughts: - I dont understand why custom cards these days the fans don't spin at idle. Without the fans spinning the card idled at 40-45c. Which can be fixed with a custom fan profile through Precision X because for some reason I couldn't set a custom fan curve with Msi afterburner

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) C14 Memory Kit - Black Model CMK16GX4M4A2400C14
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: 1 year later

-great kit for the price as it is right now; I paid the early adopters tax of ddr4
-works as its suppose to and all the sticks worked

Cons: - none

Other Thoughts: Just found out about the lifetime warranty and in those just in case scenarios that's very comforting to know corsairs got you covered.


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Display Name: Anonymous

Date Joined: 09/16/12

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