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MSI 770-G45
5.8 out of 10

MSI 770-G45

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Overall 10
10

Does its job

Decoryon R., Newegg
17 March 2013
  • Summary: If you're really tight on budget and you need a mobo that can still hold it's wait, it's not a bad grab despite my con.
  • Pros: This mobo isn't the "greatest" but for the value and price I can't argue, I bought this back in 2010 and its still working properly. It's performance / price ratio is outstanding.
  • Cons: Slightly out of date. (If you're looking for a mobo, this one is / was good for its time, but it's probably time to move on now.) The specs will explain what I'm talking about.
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Overall 10
10

MSI 770-G45

Tim E., Newegg
26 January 2012
  • Summary: Would have been nice to include an onboard RAID chip with the 6 Sata ports. With 6 sata ports you are capable of doing Raid 0, raid 1, raid 5, and Raid 0+1 and still have room to plug a cd/dvd/blue ray player via sata (or ide).. but that is just vanity
  • Pros: my 1st board ever used to build a computer, was easy to install, 6 Sata ports for plenty of drives which is great. After 2 years, still no problems. Will be going with MSI for my upgrade soon :)
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

Explosion and Fires ! !

Cody N., Newegg
1 November 2011
  • Summary: I am very disappointed ! ! ! and no internal graphics, but i decided b4 i bought it that i didn't care about internal graphics. so Meh...
  • Pros: It worked for however long that it did. black friday price was cheep.
  • Cons: My first Mobo cought fire, and MSI was good in replacing it. but now my replacement Mobo just had the same issue as the first, and a similar component that caught fire on the first one just exploded on me. do not buy, even though it's currently OUT OF STOCK", if it ever become's in stock, you sho...
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Overall 10
10

Steady

Patrick B., Newegg
26 October 2011
  • Summary: Highly recommended for a build on a budget
  • Pros: - Extremely reliable, even after a full year - Plenty of slots for different connections - Simple BIOS for overclocking
  • Cons: - No Firewire - Second PCI-e slot is only x4
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Overall 4
4.0

Intermittent issues

Konstantin K., Newegg
1 September 2011
  • Summary: Paid $80 for this board as part of a combo, and it was probably too much. Submitted an RMA request to MSI now (it's close to 1 year since I bought the board and I've had enough).
  • Pros: Mostly works, decent layout, nice packaging, easy overclocking and core unlocking via BIOS
  • Cons: Intermittent issues with PCI-E. In about 50% of cases the board doesn't output any signal to my video card so the screen is blank. Have to reset the PC - sometimes multiple times - to get the signal going. This becomes a habit but it's not how it's supposed to be... annoying. Otherwise a good boa...
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Overall 10
10

Everything a basic gaming system needs

Jeremy M., Newegg
31 December 2010
  • Summary: No Firewire or eSATA, but if you need that a PCI/PCI-e card is always an option. No on-board video, a video card is needed.
  • Pros: Enough Ram slots, SATA ports, and PCI-E/PCI slots for "standard" builds. BIOS is relatively simple to setup. Running solid with GTX460/Athlon2 X4. Bought for $50 without rebate.
  • Cons: The southbridge passive cooler isn't the greatest.
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Overall 8
8.0

Actually pretty good

Branden S., Newegg
30 December 2010
  • Summary: If you're looking for a good "bang for the buck", I suggest this board.
  • Pros: I got this board for $50, and I was afraid that it was going to be bad. Fortunately, it works really well. I'm glad I bought it. It has a lot of cool options in the BIOS that have come in handy (like the ability to gang or ungang RAM). I think it's a nice gaming board. It also allowed me to unloc...
  • Cons: I don't know why they put a PS/2 and serial port on the back of this. It annoys me that they're taking up space. Also, it would have been nice to have onboard video as a backup / for troubleshooting purposes.
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Overall 10
10

Nice Budget Mobo.

Anonymous, Newegg
20 December 2010
  • Pros: Unlocks Cores with Ease... DDR3. AM3. Crossfire.
  • Cons: the x4 PCIE slot.
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Overall 2
2.0

Another bad MSI product

Anonymous, Newegg
19 December 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this board from Newegg on an open box special. It was DOA. I've had 3 bad video cards and 2 bad motherboards from MSI in the last year. Most of my customers regard MSI as a pretty good brand, but with the luck I've had with them compared to ASUS, I don't see myself chancing it anymore.
  • Pros: Relatively inexpensive for the features. Cool color scheme.
  • Cons: DOA. No POST.
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Overall 8
8.0

meh

rakib a., Newegg
13 December 2010
  • Summary: just using this temporarily. might just sell it to a friend afterwards.
  • Pros: the easy overclock switches are pretty cool got it for 50 bucks on black friday 2 pcie x16
  • Cons: one of the pcie slots only run at x4... :/ ugh.
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