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MSI MSI Gaming 970 Gaming AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 and SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Awesome board you can read so I won't rattle off the specs. But for the moderate to high gaming I do, held up fine until recently.
Lights on the board and color scheme cool at night gaming. Video card fits nice, just don't like the placement of the sata ports for my case and video card setup. But a minor issue really.
Other than that, lots of room for ram and my cooler helps with giving more room since I run a water cooler with a small pump.

Cons: Recently it failed, and as for the cause, IDK what it is at this point, after spending 24 hours worth of time, unplugging and plugging stuff in and out and changing all components to another tower I have and seeing it work, I have to assume the MB had a random fail, wouldn't post, beep, power up some stuff. Maybe one of the bridges quit, no idea. But after trying and trying, now the screen goes black and doesn't even try to post. so whatever. I called new egg, and apparently without knowing this, I have a 3yr manufacturer warranty and then the 2 year I bought makes it 5 years of warranty. So whatever. I called MSI they said, box it up after registering it, and send it. You pay shipping to us, we will pay shipping on the new one back to you. So can't complain about customer service.
And so far cannot complain about the board it was awesome up until fail. And I still do not know the cause. Once they take a look and test it out maybe they can answer that and let me know. Then I will update my review of it.

Other Thoughts: So far I would recommend it, overall most people I know of that has a MSI 970 likes it. And gaming boards can and will crash sometimes. I have had more than one crash of different makes. owning several over the years.
But, like I said I will update my review of the board after inspection from MSI. Since I could not find a culprit. And all components worked fine in the other tower with a diff MB. Customer service called back as well, which can be annoying if you have ever waited for a call back. MSI said 24 hours and it was. For me that is. And they were nice. As long as there is no physical damage to the board they will warranty it they SAID. To be determined lol Updated 12 13 16, got the board back from MSI not that long ago. And they honored the warranty no problem. Just had to pay shipping one way. And I still have warranty until 2020. Since the manufacturer warranty and new egg warranty are back to back.

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MSI MSI Gaming 970 Gaming AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 and SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Awesome board you can read so I won't rattle off the specs. But for the moderate to high gaming I do, held up fine until recently.
Lights on the board and color scheme cool at night gaming. Video card fits nice, just don't like the placement of the sata ports for my case and video card setup. But a minor issue really.
Other than that, lots of room for ram and my cooler helps with giving more room since I run a water cooler with a small pump.

Cons: Recently it failed, and as for the cause, IDK what it is at this point, after spending 24 hours worth of time, unplugging and plugging stuff in and out and changing all components to another tower I have and seeing it work, I have to assume the MB had a random fail, wouldn't post, beep, power up some stuff. Maybe one of the bridges quit, no idea. But after trying and trying, now the screen goes black and doesn't even try to post. so whatever. I called new egg, and apparently without knowing this, I have a 3yr manufacturer warranty and then the 2 year I bought makes it 5 years of warranty. So whatever. I called MSI they said, box it up after registering it, and send it. You pay shipping to us, we will pay shipping on the new one back to you. So can't complain about customer service.
And so far cannot complain about the board it was awesome up until fail. And I still do not know the cause. Once they take a look and test it out maybe they can answer that and let me know. Then I will update my review of it.

Other Thoughts: So far I would recommend it, overall most people I know of that has a MSI 970 likes it. And gaming boards can and will crash sometimes. I have had more than one crash of different makes. owning several over the years.
But, like I said I will update my review of the board after inspection from MSI. Since I could not find a culprit. And all components worked fine in the other tower with a diff MB. Customer service called back as well, which can be annoying if you have ever waited for a call back. MSI said 24 hours and it was. For me that is. And they were nice. As long as there is no physical damage to the board they will warranty it they SAID. To be determined lol Updated 12 13 16, got the board back from MSI not that long ago. And they honored the warranty no problem. Just had to pay shipping one way. And I still have warranty until 2020. Since the manufacturer warranty and new egg warranty are back to back.

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MSI MSI Gaming 970 Gaming AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 and SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Awesome board you can read so I won't rattle off the specs. But for the moderate to high gaming I do, held up fine until recently.
Lights on the board and color scheme cool at night gaming. Video card fits nice, just don't like the placement of the sata ports for my case and video card setup. But a minor issue really.
Other than that, lots of room for ram and my cooler helps with giving more room since I run a water cooler with a small pump.

Cons: Recently it failed, and as for the cause, IDK what it is at this point, after spending 24 hours worth of time, unplugging and plugging stuff in and out and changing all components to another tower I have and seeing it work, I have to assume the MB had a random fail, wouldn't post, beep, power up some stuff. Maybe one of the bridges quit, no idea. But after trying and trying, now the screen goes black and doesn't even try to post. so whatever. I called new egg, and apparently without knowing this, I have a 3yr manufacturer warranty and then the 2 year I bought makes it 5 years of warranty. So whatever. I called MSI they said, box it up after registering it, and send it. You pay shipping to us, we will pay shipping on the new one back to you. So can't complain about customer service.
And so far cannot complain about the board it was awesome up until fail. And I still do not know the cause. Once they take a look and test it out maybe they can answer that and let me know. Then I will update my review of it.

Other Thoughts: So far I would recommend it, overall most people I know of that has a MSI 970 likes it. And gaming boards can and will crash sometimes. I have had more than one crash of different makes. owning several over the years.
But, like I said I will update my review of the board after inspection from MSI. Since I could not find a culprit. And all components worked fine in the other tower with a diff MB. Customer service called back as well, which can be annoying if you have ever waited for a call back. MSI said 24 hours and it was. For me that is. And they were nice. As long as there is no physical damage to the board they will warranty it they SAID. To be determined lol Updated 12 13 16, got the board back from MSI not that long ago. And they honored the warranty no problem. Just had to pay shipping one way. And I still have warranty until 2020. Since the manufacturer warranty and new egg warranty are back to back.

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Anthony L.'s Profile

Display Name: Anthony L.

Date Joined: 09/24/12

  • Reviews: 20
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 11/16/13
  • Last Review: 12/13/16
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
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