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MSI X79A-GD65(8D) Frio Adv LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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1 out of 5 eggs AVOID THIS BRAND WITH 3930K PROCESSORS 04/15/2012

This review is from: MSI X79A-GD65(8D) Frio Adv LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: MSI had a great a great reputation for me until I came across this board. Got the combo with the FRIO Advanced heatsink. Fabulous looking heat sink. Thermaltake should avoid associating with sub par boards like this one.

Cons: Won't Post, no error codes on 2 digit display.

I swapped everything nearly 50 attempts to post on both bios's.

In case you might be thinking I'm making this up I can show you all the money I spent at a local competitor to fix this problem.

2 cases (NZXT old Tempest and Corsair Carbide NEW)

2 power supplies (an old Ultra X3 1000 that has been nothing but reliable in every build I've used it in, and a brand NEW 850 Watt NZXT both test fine with NEW POWER SUPPLY TESTER!)

tried 1 stick in every slot times 2 different brands (BOTH NEW PATRIOT and CORSAIR)

3 video cards even an old 6600gt that doesn't require extra power, every different slot on the motherboard.

I've wasted 10 gallons of gas, $100's of dollars, and killed a whole weekend.

Other Thoughts: NOW, I get to go back to my local competitor who has a VERY GENEROUS RETURN Policy, and return everything, The finale to ALL of this is when trying to contact MSI directly through their web site... it errors out, no record. MSI I'd like to return your motherboard to you. This has been the worst build out of the 15 I've ever done... AND I'm A+ certified, my first build was a Pentium 133MHZ.

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