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Hardware MSI Z97S SLI Plus Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Dogbert666, 23 Jul 2014.

  1. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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  2. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

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    Seems a solid board but is too close to better performing boards that offer more features. I think the price will drop by £10-£20 shortly.

    On another note, any news on the ASUS VII Impact Mini-ITX review?
     
  3. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Is there really a need for a board like this to have two PCI slots? Kill them with fire!
     
  4. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    I guess as it's slightly more budget-focussed they might be useful for people transplanting older sound cards, although tbh most have been PCI-E for a while. I certainly wouldn't miss them :)
     
  5. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Not yet. We've got the standard Z97 Asus mini-ITX plus the Maximus VII Formula waiting in the wings though.
     
  6. SchizoFrog

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    Thanks... Guess I'll just have to keep waiting. Looking forward to those two ASUS reviews though, especially the Mini-ITX as it will be interesting to see what you do get for (expected) far less money.
     
  7. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    TBF, the board is £100 so it's not strictly budget territory when you could pick up a non-overclocking board for half that (but granted it's a "budget" board relative to some of the high end Z97 stuff out there). I can understand maybe having a single PCI slot at a push for a legacy soundcard, but two seems totally unnecessary.

    The sooner these abominations are purged from the face of the earth, the better :)
     
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