Reviews MSI X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC Review

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  1. bit-tech

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  2. wst

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    So it costs £200 less than the Asus, overclocks slightly easier (lower voltages), has a fan to blow air over the VRM heatsink and RAM...

    This is fantastic value and should light a fire underneath Asus pretty quick. For the performance freak (they are buying Threadripper, so they are one by definition ;) ) this cost saving could either stretch their hardware to a 1950X or to another 500GB in the m.2 SSD department.

    As for the audio performance, if someone was so bothered by it... they'd get/have an expansion card. A good compromise.
     
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    On the X299 and X370 platform also MSI shows really strong performance against the top Asus offerings.
    See the reviews of the X299 carbon for example, or the MSI X299 M7 ACK one.
    Or the X370 titanium.
    Also in UK some retailers sell the X299 it with the MSI voucher to get a 240mm AIO for free, worth £100. So not only is cheaper by few hundred pounds, has a further discount (if you sell the AIO).
    While is faster!
     
  4. TheMadDutchDude

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    MSI knocks it out the park yet again. I love MSI products and this is one of the reasons why. :D
     
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    Nice board. Very nice board.
     
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    I'm sorry, but any motherboard that is £340 cannot be Fantastic Value, it just shows you how overprices the other boards are.. £340 for a board is beyond a joke.
     
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    It's relative isn't it? It's 40% cheaper than comparable competition. As for its absolute cost of £340, ok, technology (especially HEDT) is expensive... but imagine how bad it would be if it tracked the Freddo price index.
     
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    Plz dont. You bring back memories of me being able to buy 5 with my 50p a week tuck shop money at prep school.

    TBH, a DFI SLi NF4 Ultra-D was ~£150 in 2005, freddo index would make it £450 now...
     
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    Not really, the competition are the AsRock X399 Taichi, the Asus Prime X399-A and the Gigabyte X399 Gaming 7.
    The Asus Zenith Extreme and the AsRock X399 Fatality are in a different price league due to including comically expensive 10 Gigabit Lan.
     
  10. TheMadDutchDude

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    Annoyingly, higher prices are common these days... but you need to remember just what goes into producing a motherboard of such calibre. There are test runs, minimum production allowances and all sorts that you'd never even think of. Yes, 340 quid is costly... but it isn't going to be sold for a loss to the company (or at least not a major loss, you know, loss leader and all that...)
     
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