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MSI 790GX-G65
5.5 out of 10

MSI 790GX-G65

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Overall 8
8.0

its good if you no how to us it

Eric D., Newegg
8 January 2011
  • Summary: I'm running AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 970 Processor (OC)4.0GHz and have a benchmark ranking of 8567-8793
  • Pros: OC on the FB is great /OC on cpu i good
  • Cons: cant OC to 20% on FB with on board switch and be stable
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Overall 8
8.0

Good MB

Noah B., Newegg
16 August 2010
  • Summary: Paired with AMD Phenom II 2.8 GHz processor and GTX 260 SC Edition. Excellent machine.
  • Pros: USB 3.0, eSATA, 6.0 GB/s SATA, and military grade hardware. Bought this MB with a Phenom II 2.8 GHz for less than $200 after rebates at an electronics store. Can't beat that deal sine the processor costs that amount.
  • Cons: CPU fan was pegged out when I first built the machine. After lots of troubleshooting with AMD and MSI, it ended up being a BIOS setting for fan speed. Once I got that set, this machine has been a dream. Would not boot when certain USB devices were plugged in. It was my printer. That's what I get ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Board for a Great Price!

Scott M., Newegg
10 July 2010
  • Summary: Good price,great for first time builders,Bios should give better options to for voltages and RAM timings.
  • Pros: This board is great, This was my first build and it worked without a problem. I'm very pleased with the performance of the board.
  • Cons: The only con I have is that the Bios don't give you the freedom to tweak voltages. Unless I'm missing something and I don't think I am. RAM timings are not as in depth as they should be. <<<< lost an egg for this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Would have bought it but . . .

Warren F. Taylor "Cessna Skylark Pilot", Amazon
22 April 2010
  • Summary: I didn't buy this MB despite having used MSI Main Boards in my home-built personal computers for years. The problem is there's a discrepancy between the title and the technical details.
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Overall 8
8.0

HELP

Paul, Newegg
23 January 2010
  • Summary: OK I thought I knew a good bit about this stuff, but I guess I don't. I was fixing to get this board for my first build, it has every thing I want in a board. But I have a spliter so I can run two pc's on one monitor and my mouse is a PS/2 but there is only a port for the keyboard and no mouse.
  • Pros: OK I thought I knew a good bit about this stuff, but I guess I don't. I was fixing to get this board for my first build, it has every thing I want in a board. But I have a spliter so I can run two pc's on one monitor and my mouse is a PS/2 but there is only a port for the keyboard and no mouse. S...
  • Cons: OK I thought I knew a good bit about this stuff, but I guess I don't. I was fixing to get this board for my first build, it has every thing I want in a board. But I have a spliter so I can run two pc's on one monitor and my mouse is a PS/2 but there is only a port for the keyboard and no mouse. S...
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Overall 8
8.0

Tech support a bit lacking

Anonymous, Newegg
6 October 2009
  • Summary: Don't buy if you want to Crossfire because only supports 8x/8x in dual configuration. You'll need the FX board for full 16x/16x. All in all, good board and a good buy
  • Pros: Well priced board with more than enough features for the semi tech-saavy to get by. CMOS reset button is useful, but see CONS
  • Cons: First off the book that comes with the board is garbage, throw it out and start Google'ing... Very long BIOS boot time is VERY frustrating. Unlike my last ASUS, this MSI boards does not revert back to last good BIOS config when the BIOS fails to POST. You have to re-open your case (if you have it...
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Overall 8
8.0

Fine MB, only needs a minor update to work with 6 core processors

Ivan, Amazon
10 September 2009
  • Summary: Fine MB, indeed. Even it doesn't recognize the AMD Thuban 6 core processor when started, after updating its BIOS it worked truly good! BIOS updating can be done after the OS has been installed, but it would be better if you do it before.
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Overall 8
8.0

Hardware Consultant

D Tse, Amazon
10 September 2009
  • Summary: Very good Motherboard and easy to assemble with AMD Phenom II Quad and Kingston Hyper X 1600(OC)8Gb Memory Chips. Running smooth and CrossFireX with ATI HD 5770 two cards with no problem. Best price for this MSI Motherboard and I am satisfied and highly recommend to build on this Board.
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Overall 8
8.0

Well its still up and running! Hurray!!

AARON K., Newegg
27 August 2009
  • Summary: Well its been running for about 24-30hrs on and off so I think I have a pretty stable one. Also I have thrown a few of the stress tests at my CPU/GPU/RAM and ran Prime95 on torture for about 6.5 hours till I wanted to use the comp again. All in all, pretty good MoBo with AM3 and DDR3.
  • Pros: This one worked!!! WOOT!(see cons) Well this one worked right out of the box. recognized my AMD 945 right away and also set my ram to the right speeds/volts without any adjustments. Onboard sound card is a nice touch. Not really sure about the vid though since I got a combo with a 4890. Seems to ...
  • Cons: First one was DOA I am only subtracting one egg since this one is grand. I usually wouldn't since this one worked out great but it seems that of the last 15 or so reviews, at least half have had the same problem as me. So I am glad that the factory workers that were playing kick box with our prod...
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent.

Mitchel M., Newegg
24 August 2009
  • Summary: Haven't bothered to OC yet, so I can't really vouch for that. But it has been solid as a rock with an AMD Phenom II x4 945/ATI 4890/2x2GB DDR3 Crucial Ballistix. I was worried about getting a DOA board based on so many other reviews, but luckily that was not the case.
  • Pros: Booted right up, no hassles whatsoever.
  • Cons: Could have come with more accessories.
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