Reviews and Problems with MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition
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Not so good.
Jonathan M., Newegg
12 February 2014
Summary: Bought two of these Mobos, one for my own PC build and another for a friend's carbon copy build. Both have now failed completely within two years of ownership, thought thankfully also inside their 3 year limited warranty. RMA support isn't the best.
Pros: Enough slots for 4 sticks of RAM Big enough that components don't feel too cramped
Cons: The PCI slots are a little cramped if you have big video cards. Would randomly crash before issues listed under other thoughts.
Summary: I have been using this Motherboard for almost 6 months now.Truly it is the greatest thing to ever happen in the world.Lets say you have a old System.The motherboard dies on you.It wasn't too out of date but you will need a new motherboard.I did checking an even saw some videos.
Summary: OC gene is a nice concept but out kept giving me the BSOD so I disabled it. Next year am switching to the i7 series once ivy comes out and sandy bridge prices go down. Not the worst not the best board.
Pros: Hydra worked nicely as the drivers kept been updated. Was using it with a AMD 965 stock temps. 8 gb of ram and windows 7 64 bit.
Cons: It lasted 11 months when all of the sudden out shut off, it wouldn't get past the booting sequence of any OS, be it windows or ubuntu, it kept on a restarting loop. I concluded after much testing the pcie slots were causing the failure. I RMA it. Waiting upon a response.
Summary: I'll change my review if it turns out my problems were because of other components but so far all signs point to motherboard.
Pros: It (sort of) worked?
Cons: After 13 months (yay 12 month warranty) it went up in smoke (literally), found what appears to be a burn mark on the board. Power supply tests good and system was plugged into a UPS. Prior to this I had issues with system randomly shutting off (not often, maybe once every month or so), which othe...
Summary: Board came with some nice things during its prime purchase time, but nothing special. ..mosfets fail Yup..u get what u pay for...perhaps my crosshair will do a better job.
Pros: It was good while it lasted. Wasn't a strong board for overclocking and such, but it was well within in the price range.
Cons: Had this system for abouth 10 months with an OC'd 1090t at 4Ghz stable under prime95 for 10+hours. Figured ill put it through intel burn test for 30mins. System turned off and never came back :( Board appeared to die...and took my cpu with it.
Summary: Phenom 955 X4 3.2GHz Black Edition Actric Cooling 64 CPU cooler (from old computer) 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz GSkill X Radeon HD 6570 1G DRR3 Antec 500 Watt PSU 80Plus
Pros: I bought this mobo to replace an old Asus m4 AM2 board that pooped out on me. I have been very pleased with the performance and stability overall. It booted up immediately with no problems. I like the OC button. The 4 LED boot lights are nice. Plenty of everything, SATA III, USB 3.0. I do not und...
Cons: The only issue i ran into was when i first booted it, the Mobo overclocked the CPU right out of the box. All the ram timings were off. not sure even now why it did that. I fixed it by manually setting all of the right timings. All is Good.
Summary: I disabled the OC Genie for now untill I can get a decent liquid cooling solution in place. AMD 965 Black (stock heatsink) 8g Corsair Vengeance (4x2) 700w psu ATI 6970 (also MSI) Cooler Master 942 full tower, just because it looks awesome. Lets face it, most towers these days......DONT.
Pros: Nice layout, easy setup, not a single hiccup. Having two PCIEx16 was the biggest selling point for me.
Cons: None yet, other than the whole "MILITARY CLASS" components theme is a little pretentious. On a side note, I'm a little timid about the whole "Fuzion" thing. History has shown that AMD and NVIDIA dont play well together.