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I love this thing! 10/31/2013
This review is from: MSI 760GM-P35 AM3 AMD 760G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
I bought this thing in November 2011. I was in love with it then and am still in love with it now. My system was more Frankenstein-ed than built purposefully and thoughtfully. Being perpetually cash-strapped and in graduate school, I waited and bought all of my parts when they were on fire-sale: a $180 computer case for $39.99 from a small company going out of business, a processor and CPU cooler for 70% off when AMD and Intel rolled out their new chips, a $350 power supply for $125 when the new model came out, etc. Because of this, my parts had a wide range of dates and weird compatibility issues. The most prominent one was one hard drive and my CD drive using an IDE ribbon cable while my other two hard drives were SATA cables. This is one of the few hybrid motherboards with a lot of room for expansion that supported both IDE and SATA cables, which was very hard to find.
Aside from that, it's been very reliable and continues to be robust. I am updating from Windows XP to Windows 7 this fall and am adding more RAM when Cyber Monday comes around. I am not having any problems finding compatible parts and I expect to keep this motherboard for at least another 3 years, hopefully 5 before upgrading. This is a quality product and I am very, very pleased with it.
Not really a con but the weird thing was that the picture showed the motherboard using red plastic but mine is blue. All the slots and ports are in the same places but I thought they had shipped me the wrong product at first. I also got it at a steep discount because I bought it refurbished instead of new but I'm not sure how that information helps anyone reading this review.
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