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    Looking to build a monster Folding @ Home rig? This may be the board for you. MSI has fashioned the Big Bang XPower board for enthusiasts, as it's built with SIX PCI Express slots, military-grade components, and OC Genie for some easy auto overclocking. Toss in a great price and you've got an awfully nice setup.



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    Big Bang and DR Mos! Watch out! For $300 US looks like the "complete" package!
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    wow 5.5GHz I hope you posted to hwbot with thoses results, MSi killed it here very impressive board.

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    Simple but great looking board! Awesome performer, too!

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    Good review! Looks like MSI is on their way back with their X58 boards.

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    Great review Jake! sleek looking board, definitely better looking than the Rampage III in my opinion.

    Jake, could the BCLK been higher if you had lower the multiplier to something like x15 ?

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    That's possible Bully. I do know that chip can handle those speeds though. The trick is that higher BCLK can usually be done if you juice up a number of voltages and find the right combinations. That's typically only helpful with lower-end chips that come with lower multipliers. Higher multipliers or unlocked CPUs aren't really limited by BCLK.

    Regardless, the BCLK wasn't really an issue, often that's improved with subsequent BIOSes. The real kicker on this board is the six PCI-E slots, OC Genie tool, and the killer price for what you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyguy View Post
    The real kicker on this board is the six PCI-E slots...
    This is actually the one reason I don't buy these types of boards. I need at least one legacy PCI slot, preferably the last slot on the board. If I went pure PCI-e, I'd have to give up my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro. It's the only card Creative makes with a midi-in. None of their PCI-e boards have it. So, if it had just one PCI slot in a suitable location, I might be interested, but I'm not giving up my midi-in!

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    nice board very nice

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    anyone have experience with MSI customer service?

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    yup, they were always very helpful
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    Quote Originally Posted by smduff View Post
    yup, they were always very helpful

    Fanboy!!!!!!!!

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    I have a board in on RMA, hopefully hear from them soon. Got an email saying it's been received but no updates for several days now. I'll let ya know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor_Death View Post
    Good review! Looks like MSI is on their way back with their X58 boards.

    Is it too late to rebound? IMO Asus and Gigabyte are pretty dominant with the X58's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Is it too late to rebound? IMO Asus and Gigabyte are pretty dominant with the X58's.
    EVGA forever and always(cards, mobos, you name it!). I am such an EVGA fanboy, just like I am Corsair. I have NEVER had a bad situation with either brand. Top notch companies with top notch support.

    My first 2 builds with Asus was a major pain in the butt. The boards had many issues and their Tech support was not good. For X58, I went with EVGA because I had always had an EVGA graphics card and wanted to give their motherboards a shot. I'll never look back.

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