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Nice HTPC Board 04/08/2011
This review is from: MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Firstly, this is Rev. 1.2 of this Board Manufactured in Feb. of 2011. It is extremely stable, and has some of the latest features minus USB 3.0 & Sata 6 of which could be added when needed using a add on Card. The on board audio is the new 24-bit/192kHz (LossLess) and sounds as good if not better than my $90.00 HT Omega Sound Card. The on board Video gives you the option to draw up to 1024MB of System memory. Unless you're a serious Gamer, this is all you need for watching Videos & Hulu. If you want to read all of the updated spec's, go to the MSI web site and do a "search" for "785GT-E63". This all said, every feature is working as specified.
None....I know exactly what I purchased.
A couple of thought's for you people that are building your First Computer. In addition to using a DIY tutorial from a Wheaties Box, try to talk to someone who has built several systems. Google the Board Make and model to see any problems & solutions. Also, as the saying go's....RT$M. This is the First Manual I have seen that suggests to initially boot with ONE STICK OF RAM, in which was a "Known Issue" some years back. To hit the Power Button and have a successful trip to the Desktop, just hookup ONE of everything except for Optical Drives. Also, DO NOT Hookup any external USB Devices of any variety. To clarify this: One stick of Ram, One HDD, One Video Card if applicable. Another very important tip if you're using an existing HDD and want to elimininate any chance of a BSOD. Clear the CMOS and "Write Zero's" to the HDD. BY doing this, I have NEVER had a BSOD!!!! One last note, People moan about Not receiving Rebates. MSI stated 14-16 weeks. I received mine from them in less than 8.
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