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    Question Are MSI any good?

    I've been looking for a new s939 MOBO and have seen the, MSI K8N Neo2, but I have also been hearing bad things about MSI in various forums, are MSI really this bad?

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    I have a 6800GT MSI 256mb and an MSI Neo2 Platinum Motherboard, I've had no problems atall with them.

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    I too have a MSI Neo2 plat mobo and so far it's been faultless.Luckily mine came with a up to date bios.Just remeber for dual channel use slots 1 + 2 an only use sata ports 3+4 if you are overclocking.
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    Yeah i have had a few MSI things, boards and gfx's, i have had no problems with,

    Optical drives i have found have been pants (but they are EL-cheapo so cant expect much else).


    Someones board set on fire on OCUK, thats maybe one of the bad things you heard (that was under dispute about the front USB's being wired up right causing it)

    but hey one fire is too many especially if you leave yr pc on 24/7

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    MSI are a good solid make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrapshoT
    I too have a MSI Neo2 plat mobo and so far it's been faultless.Luckily mine came with a up to date bios.Just remeber for dual channel use slots 1 + 2 an only use sata ports 3+4 if you are overclocking.


    Hello, I have one SATA drive, I don't overclock so should I use SATA 3 as I am using SATA 1 at the moment....

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    MSI neo2 k8n is the best mainboard I've had and it was also the nforce 3 reference mainboard.
    recently MSI have gone back to making performance overclocking boards rather than recent lacklustre generic jobs .

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    My MSI G4Ti4800 is a masterpiece. Get an MSI if you want a MSI.

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    The only downside to MSI is they aren't the best for overclocking. Is that a bad thing? Depends if 3% extra speed is more important to you than 50% more reliability. MSI kit is by far the most stable I've ever used.
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    The MSI is a great overclocker, but it has some quirks. The new Neo2 boards are much better than the older ones but still have some quirks. NF3 will not overclock as well as NF4 (MSI or not). DFI's are a little better overclocker but only because they offer higher stock voltages. If you are a serious tweaker you will probably be vmodding anyway so better stock volts are not an issue.

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    The MSI K8N Neo2 - Platinum is actually one of the most successful boards MSI has launched. It was the kick starter to the Platinum series mainboard which have proved to be very successful. As far as a 939 board goes with AGP support I feel it is one of if not the strongest around. Suffice to say I own one personally (no word of a lie).

    A bit of a MSI news:
    The K8N Neo2 - Platinum is soon to have a sister board released namely called the K8N Neo2 – FX (selling alongside the K8N Neo2 – Platinum). See:

    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=649

    This board is based on the NVIDIA® nForce3 250Gb, and is a very reasonable price. I believe around the £55+VAT mark SRP!!!

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    i bought my K8N Neo2 plat after seeing my bro's board survive over 3years of abuse. mine, like his, is solid. i would recommend it any day!
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    If you want pci-e then id recomend the Asus A8N-SLI Delux, but the msi seems to do better than the asus ones when it comes to 939 socket AGP mobo's

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    I've had a MSI K7N2 Delta-L board for over a year now, and its the most solid board I've ever had. Never a single problem with it, ever. It overclocks pretty well, only problem is it doesnt unlock the multiplier on my 2500
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    Quote Originally Posted by alexander
    Hello, I have one SATA drive, I don't overclock so should I use SATA 3 as I am using SATA 1 at the moment....
    I'd change to either sata port 3 or 4 just to be on the safe side,tho if you aren't getting any problems cos you ain't overclocking it might be better to just leave it the way it is.
    Ports 1+2 arent locked so if you overclock drives on them ports suffer corruption etc..
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    Im not very good with pcs and decided to throw caution to the wind and build my own. I used this motherboard and it was so simple and straight forward and gave me no problems. I would recomend this to anyone after a 939 mobo, I really would.

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