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Motherboards MSI X58M

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by kenco_uk, 11 Jul 2009.

  1. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    MSI's new X58M mobo looks pretty damn good. You can use either LGA775 or 1366 hsfs - both sets of holes are there. 7 x sata2. Xfire and SLI. It looks like it overclocks just as well as far more expensive X58 based boards (230 bclck). There's a good review over on Anandtech.

    Not bad for £130!
     
  2. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    IT'S BROOOOOWN.

    Besides that, looks like the top choice for an i7 based media center. Price is great, size is great.
     
  3. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    I kinda like the color combination used on that board. Makes my eyes relax.

    I particularly love the NB heatsink color.

    But, an X58 mobo for £130? :eeek:
     
  4. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Such a horrific colour.
     
  5. D-Cyph3r

    D-Cyph3r Gay for Yunosuke

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    Pretty amazing that the lowest price i7 board is about the same price as AM3's best (Crosshair III Formula)....

    Anyways, why get that when you get a Flamin' Blade for the same?
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    The Flaming Blade GTI doesn't have an esata port and doesn't do SLI, only xfire. You also only get three memory slots. With the MSI X58M, you get the ICH10R, whereas on the Foxconn it's just the ICH10 (meaning no onboard raid). Plus, you pay an extra £2-odd to have the priviledge of a fairly cut-down board.

    It does look good though :)

    I'd certainly prefer a heatsink on the power circuitry, as the X58M has none :eeek:
     
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