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MSI Gaming 970 Gaming AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 and SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • AMD 970 and SB950
  • FX / Phenom II / Athlon II and Sempron
  • DDR3 2133(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066
  • Warning: This MB doesn't support 200W or above CPU

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REWARD YOUR EARS WITH TRUE QUALITY

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Get ready for ear-drum shattering sound, with MSI Audio Boost 2! With Audio Boost 2 we're delivering the highest audio quality with the use of Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music through 8-channel HD Audio.

ISOLATED AUDIO PCB

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With traditional onboard audio the signal is distorted by electromagnetic signals from the rest of the PCB. Audio Boost 2 acts like a dedicated soundcard by physically isolating the audio circuitry which is separated by a red LED path. Less interference gives you a more clear audio signal.

CREATIVE SOUND BLASTER CINEMA 2

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Thanks to Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2, you're getting amazing surround sound with just stereo headphones or speakers. Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2 enables you to clearly hear specific sounds in gaming environments. Hear your enemies perfectly, make your ears a decisive tool to finish on top.

EMI SHIELDING

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To shield the audio core from EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) caused by other add-in cards the audio chip is protected by a high-grade EMI cover with backlight illumination.

KILLER™ E2200 GAME NETWORKING

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The Killer™ E2200 Intelligent Networking Platform is built for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Featuring Advanced Stream Detect™, Killer E2200 automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge. With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.

FOCUS ON QUALITY

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We put extra effort in increasing customer satisfaction. Our RMA rate has drastically decreased in the last few years. To achieve the highest quality the MSI GAMING motherboards are developed by our most senior engineers on the most advanced production lines.

We are continuously improving our customer services, so in case you might run into a problem you can be assured we offer a fast response to your questions and hand you in depth information on the subject.

GAMING DEVICE PORT

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MSI Gaming Device Port is optimized to deliver the best connectivity for high end gaming mice to fully utilize it's speed. This results in a much faster and smoother mouse response in games.

GAMING BENEFITS
  • More responsive
  • Smoother gameplay
  • Faster reactions
GAMING BENEFITS
  • 3x more gold than regular connectors
  • 10x longer lifetime when plugging/un-plugging
  • Prevents oxidation

OC GENIE 4

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OC Genie is the world's first built-in hardware overclocking technology on motherboards. With this one-second overclocking option we're giving you even more performance. Just hit the button and your PC gets another adrenalin shot. Delivering up to 20% of free extra performance for the CPU, memory and iGPU.

CLICK BIOS 4

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The MSI Click BIOS 4 is the latest UEFI BIOS with optimizations for Windows 8. Not only that it also reacts faster, runs smoother and has better mouse support. And this all comes with many cool features. Click on the button on the right to visit our dedicated BIOS page and learn more.

OPTIMIZED FOR MULTIPLE GRAPHICS CARDS

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Get up to 2 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, with optimal placement for better fitting and airflow. That way, you can enjoy the best graphics at the highest framerate jumping off from your screen when running a NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD® CrossFire™ gaming setup.


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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
MSI Need I say more?

Pros: This is my first MSI/AMD build, and I am very happy with it. Normally I am an iCore guy. This thing just works.

Cons: NA

Other Thoughts: NA

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Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Moherboard

Pros: - been using it for over a year now and nothing wrong.
-Overclocking works great
-Bios is nice and clean.

Cons: Nothing

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Pretty good. Not sure what to expect but it delivers.

Pros: On board audio is superb, especially when you use the Sound Blaster Cinema Software as well.
BIOS is super intuitive and looks good.
It got my processor overclocked 34% by 1.1ghz, which is pretty good for the price point.

Cons: The heat spreaders make tightening screws for CPU coolers pretty tricky.
Branding is only visible with gpu in lower slot
I would have preferred a cover over the IO panel instead of the tall heat spreader

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
5/ 5
installed it myself

Pros: compatible
with all my components

Cons: hate to give it up its been on for 3 years and no issues .... I NEVER TURN IT OFF ! and windows ten is enough for a survival method

Other Thoughts: awesome board get it if its out there

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Was a great choice for a first build.

Pros: Bought this 2 years ago for my first build, it was a gamble, the reviews back then were pretty bad, but it was exactly what I wanted and the sale it was on made it impossible for me to ignore, my gamble paid off, 2 years in and I have had no issues of any kind.

More reliable than reviews used to imply!
Lots expansion capability.
Easy to install.
Looks great.
On board sound is good.
simple bios for a beginner.
2 years in, 0 issues

Cons: My cooler master heat sink is large enough it overlaps the closes RAM slot, which limited me to dual channeling 2 8 gb stick.
Tight fit for the cooler master I used, was afraid of breaking the board.

Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend this as a beginner board.

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
a good motherboard

Pros: all and all as ran fine

Cons: cheap thermal pads that leaks due very fast like with within a year , and not just his one most of the gaming rigs with a msi gaming mother board iv build the pads have gave out .
also would have liked maybe a fan for the motherboard heat sinks the one in the mid runs very hot and is so close to the first pci slot the heat will help make your graphics card hot for sure .

Other Thoughts: yes

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great Motherboard

Pros: -Works perfectly out of the box. No need to update BIOS

Cons: -None. Motherboard has been in use for 3+yrs with no problems

Other Thoughts: -Highly recommend this motherboard for anyone looking for an AM3+ motherboard. It will not disappoint

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Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product! If you ever require technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team
3/ 5
Not Bad

Pros: It's fast and easy to O clock

Cons: issues off and on with it.
one of my PCIe slots didnt work when i got it

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Manufacturer Response:
Dear Valued Customer,

Thank you for sharing your experience with the MSI product. We certainly value your feedback and please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenient experience. If you have any further questions regarding this product or have any suggestions for improvement for us, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at usreview@msi.com and we will be more than happy to assist you. If you require further technical assistance, please feel free to contact our technical support department directly at 626.271.1004 from M to F, 9am to 6pm Pacific Standard Time.

Thanks for choosing MSI!

Best Regards,
MSI Review Team | JC05292018021 | usreview@msi.com
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