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MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Board layout is pretty nice. Lots of fan headers! Tons of space around the CPU terminal. Bios setup quick and simple. Board posted on initial startup, and I have had no issues.

Cons: The new generation graphics cards are huge dual slot monsters. The fan/heat-sink shrouds on these cards are also huge. When cross-firing on this board, the lower card's shroud contacts the header pins on the lower portion of the board. The power/reset/oc buttons as well as the lcd display are completely covered. I had to shave 1/8" of shroud to clear the pins. Cannot take an egg off. We builders do what we have to.

Other Thoughts: Thank you Newegg and MicroStar! I have been purchasing from you both for at least 14 years. I have never received a doa product from either. Both companies have exceeded my expectations for years, and I have never had an issue w/ either company's Tech Support. Keep up the good work. Hey MSI Devs, can you make the ATX boards 1/2" longer on the southern edge? :)

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto Dual-Core 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W HDZ555WFGMBOX Desktop Processor - C3 Revision
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cheap, cheap,cheap... Third and fourth cores unlocked w/ no issues.

Cons: None


Philip L.'s Profile

Display Name: Philip L.

Date Joined: 06/04/06

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 03/14/11
  • Last Review: 06/13/14
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