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Overall 10


Dean G., Newegg
31 August 2008
  • Summary: Power supply included was 380 watts, according to the label on powersupply.
  • Pros: Very solid, and stable MB. MSI's update software for drivers, Bios and Utility's works great. Have 2 of these MB's ( K9vgm-V) they work flawlessly.
  • Cons: Only 2 SATA ports, low # of USB ports, no eSATA, or firewire on MB. Case is little on cheap side (flimsy), only 1 92mm fan came with case, I installed 1 92mm in front and 2 80mm fans on the side door, to help with more air movement. Powersupply is very low wattage if you plan on running a super H...
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Overall 10

Excellent Value!

J O., Newegg
30 August 2008
  • Summary: To this I added my copy of Win XP (and also bought the BEST anti-virus software from Newegg; EST Nod-32. FORGET about the other popular EXPENSIVE ones! Compare them to ESET and you'll see.) and Linspire's Linux OS for a duel boot system that works and runs flawlessly!
  • Pros: I've owned this box now for about 6+ months. It's got quality construction without the sharp edges I've found in previous boxes, no sharp edges, plenty of room to work in and a solid motherboard w/ software that updates new drivers automatically. I built this system will all Newegg components inc...
  • Cons: Frankly, I haven't found any negatives other than the price has gone up some since I bought it. I was considering selling my system and building a new Newegg system but am reconsidering that now as I price the components.
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Overall 10

Worked well

Anonymous, Newegg
18 August 2008
  • Summary: This case was for a budget build and it worked great.
  • Pros: Inexpensive, Works well, good board with pci express, the intake on the front of the case allows for good flow, plenty of room and looks nice.
  • Cons: The only thing that i can think of is that there is only connections for onboard fans.
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Overall 10

Great MotherBoard Baby Gamer

Elliott T., Newegg
16 August 2008
  • Summary: Maxing the Ram and Ram Speed along with a discrete video card does wonders to transform this board. Replace Power Supply with minnimum 380watts. This system is very very fast under Windows XP service pack 3
  • Pros: I own this motherboard and I added a Nvidia 8500 GT video card, 2gb PC6400 800mhz ram, running Windows Vista Ultimate it plays Crysis. It's an awesome board perfect gaming pc if u add the video card. I had no issues doing install however If u have Windows Xp install it long enough to download the...
  • Cons: on board graphics are good if u set them to 128mb or higher and will play lots of games handle online video with ease just don't expect it to play any games from this or last year.
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Overall 10

User Review

Daniel F., Newegg
12 August 2008
Overall 8

not too bad

donald m., Newegg
25 July 2008
  • Summary: if you are going to need more than 4 four pin plugs then be sure to buy the necessary hardware when you order the case. stopping in the middle of the build to make parts is a hassle and that is supposing you are a freak like me and have boxes of parts (some from 386's) out in your garage.
  • Pros: 2 ide ports and 2 sata ports makes this a great upgrade board as you can hook your old hard drive into it, the case has 1 80mm fan and places for either 2 80mm or 1 80mm and a scoop for the cpu cooler, very good price
  • Cons: the power supply, i can deal with 300w, just lay off the cards, but only four 4 pin connectors is a pain. i had to dig throuhg parts and solder up an extension/adapter in order to have enough 4 pins to run my other 2 case fans
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Overall 10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
20 July 2008
  • Summary: Only my second AMD build. Everything went together easily. This little system is pretty fast. Would recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable PC to put together. Doubt that it would be much use for gamers though.
  • Pros: Easy to assemble. Plenty of room inside case. Quality MSI motherboard.
  • Cons: Encountered only 1 problem with the onboard audio in building this system using XP Pro with SP3. There were no available drivers (that I could find). Easy solution was to add a sound card.
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Overall 2

Will never buy MSI again

Antonio U., Newegg
9 July 2008
  • Pros: Don't know, never got it on.
  • Cons: I've built many boxes before but this was the first time I was going to build from a barebone, I had to RMA 2 cases because it failed to power up, called MSI support for both times and all they could tell me was it was either the MOBO or PSU so I never even got them up and running.
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Overall 4

You get what you pay for

Andrew E., Newegg
28 June 2008
  • Summary: Freezing issue varies but it seems to be a hardware defect that affects a few people but it won't freeze running Ubuntu from personal experience. Better vga linux drivers are in the works, otherwise I would spend a little more money on a barebones system.
  • Pros: Cheap, Athlon x2 64, PCI Express x16, good audio
  • Cons: 300w power supply, front headphone and microphone jacks will not work at all, randomly freezes in Windows (XP and Vista), MSI autoupdate doesn't work well with x64 Windows, integrated graphics (K8M90) have no 3d running Ubuntu (can't run Wine, 3d games or many other programs) on latest drivers.
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Overall 6


adam p., Newegg
14 April 2008
  • Pros: Nice case for price, looks good, easy to work on.
  • Cons: Power supply is terrible. It stopped working after 7 months use.
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