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MSI H97 Guard-Pro LGA 1150 Intel H97 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Got this on sale, working grate so far.

Cons: Not a con for this board, but originally I bought MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate with Intel Core i5-4590 combo on sale. MSI Z87-G41 never reboot and hangs on every reboot with no display so I end up RMA that and bought this MSI H97 Guard-Pro board.

Other Thoughts: This is my first MSI board, my previous sandy-bridge builds are all ASUS or Gigabyte. I was looking for a LGA 1150 board and only MSI H97 Guard-Pro was on sale, since H97 is the newest intel chipset, I reluctantly ordered to give MSI a second chance, it worked perfectly with I5-4590 haswell processor. I've installed Windows 10 preview build and my son plays Lego movie video game at 1080p.

My Build
MSI H97 Guard-Pro LGA 1150
Intel Core i5-4590
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
LOGISYS Computer PS480D 480W ATX12V Power Supply
Rosewill 9.5" EPS 8-Pin Male to ATX 4-Pin Female Cable (for LGA1150 board)
Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX High Performance CF Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Got this on sale with Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell combo.

Cons: Board does not reboot. “The motherboard hangs on every reboot. No error message, no display, no beeps, just a blank monitor. Tried everything. Only way the motherboard boots is from a power off state. Every reboot from OS/Ctrl-Al-Del/reset button hangs the motherboard” this is from another reviewer and it’s exactly what happened to me. I’ve update the bios, remove and replaced different memory module, replaced the power supply, nothing worked. After doing extend search on the web and found that many users had same exact issues as many here in newegg review as well. End up RMA paid $15 to shipping.

Other Thoughts: This is my first MSI board, my previous sandy-bridge builds are all ASUS or Gigabyte. I was looking for a LGA 1150 board and only MSI H97 Guard-Pro was on sale, since H97 is the newest intel chipset, I reluctantly ordered to give MSI a second chance, it worked perfectly with I5-4590 haswell processor. So I assume this MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate has issues with certain processors or just maybe they have quality control issues.

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Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: NONE

Cons: bought this drive in June 2012 for $149.99 and failed in 2014 April.

Other Thoughts: I've contacted newegg and Seagate regarding warrenty since its supposed to be 2yrs. Seagate claims that the warranty only valid 1 year. They refused to replace or repair the drive. While newegg product page says warranty 2 years. As Backblaze report, Seagate 3tb drives have high failure Rate.

I had this drive in Raid-1 with 3Tb hitachi drive I bought in 2010. Thanks to raid, my data was saved.

I wouldn't buy another Seagate drive again.

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MANORANJITH N.'s Profile

Display Name: MANORANJITH N.

Date Joined: 06/06/12

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 08/08/12
  • Last Review: 11/28/14
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