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MSI Next-Gen GAMING 5 Preview

Jul 18, 2007
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System Name panda
Processor 6700k
Motherboard sabertooth s
Cooling raystorm block<black ice stealth 240 rad<ek dcc 18w 140 xres
Memory 32gb ripjaw v
Video Card(s) 290x gamer<ntzx g10<antec 920
Storage 950 pro 250gb boot 850 evo pr0n
Display(s) QX2710LED@110hz lg 27ud68p
Case 540 Air
Audio Device(s) nope
Power Supply 750w superflower
Mouse g502
Keyboard shine 3 with grey, black and red caps
Software win 10
Benchmark Scores http://hwbot.org/user/marsey99/
sata e the only thing they have over z87?
Oct 9, 2009
686 (0.22/day)
System Name :P~
Processor Intel Core i7-5930K (ES)
Motherboard Asus Rampage V Extreme/3.1
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Memory 32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 MHz
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 1080 Strix
Storage 400GB Intel 750 PCI-E SSD, 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD, 3TB WD RED HDD
Display(s) QNIX QX2710LED OC @ 96 Hz 27"
Case Corsair Obsidian 750D
Audio Device(s) Audioquest Dragon Red + Sennheiser HD 650
Power Supply Corsair HX1000i + Cablemod sleeved cables kit
Mouse Logitech G500s
Keyboard Logitech Ultra X Flat Premium
Software Windows 10 64-bit
I like where MSI is going with their new boards. I have had plenty of problems and complaints with them before but they started to listen to feedback and guess what, they are back in the game big time.

Very busy time and it is shame can't spend as much time with each board as I would like to. Quite literally this stuff is piling up on my table :p


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May 9, 2013
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Why are they still building high end Mainboards with VGA and DVI Ports? That space could be used for better things than two outdated (?) standards, I guess.

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The Anti-Midas
Dec 6, 2006
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Florida, A.K.A. the Sweatbox
System Name TOO MUCH RADIATOR! | The TV Box a.k.a. The Shoebox
Processor Core i7 4930K @ 4.5GHz | Core i5 6600K @ 4.5GHz
Motherboard Asus X79 Rampage IV Extreme | Asus Z170i Pro Gaming
Cooling Custom water on CPU and GPU, dual 360mm radiators | Corsair H80i
Memory 4x 8GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3-1600 | 2x 4GB G.Skill RipJaws 4 DDR4-3000
Video Card(s) Sapphire AMD R9 295x2 | PowerColor AMD HD7970
Storage Samsung SSD 830 256GB, various others | 2x 1TB Seagate Barracudas in RAID1
Display(s) Dell U2713HM 2560x1440 IPS | Panasonic TC-L32E5 1080p IPS TV
Case Thermaltake Suppressor F51 (stripped down to hold two radiators) | Cooler Master Elite 130
Audio Device(s) RM-DAC -> Xiang Sheng 708b -> Sennheiser HD650 | HDMI sound device on 7970
Power Supply LEPA G1600-MA 1600W | Corsair CX750M 750W
Software Win 10 64
Benchmark Scores over 9000 BungholioMarks, "Bitchin' Fast"
Why are they still building high end Mainboards with VGA and DVI Ports? That space could be used for better things than two outdated (?) standards, I guess.
A few different reasons. Maybe somebody wants to build a high-end PC, but has to build in chunks and can't afford a GPU right away. Maybe they need the processing power, but not a power-house GPU, so IGP is good enough. Maybe they will be benching GPUs hard and need the IGP for an additional monitor that isn't prone to losing its signal.
My point is that IGP is still in use by many, for various reasons. I do agree that the VGA should be dropped for HDMI or DP, though. DVI isn't really "outdated" just yet, it's still useful for those of us on monitors with a resolution ≤ 2560x1600. Until resolutions above 2560x1600 are common/feasible, DVI will not be obsolete.