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MSI P67A-GD55 1155 Motherboard

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This review is a work in progress. As I test more CPUs and more graphics cards, I'll be adding more and more results. First, how about some pictures. All of these were taken with my iPhone. I did the best I could, but quality could probably be a bit better. I'm more interested in the test results though. See a picture of the included accessories here. I haven't seen a ton of results on this board, so feel free to post your own experience!

Thanks to MSI for making this review possible.























 
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Other hardware I'm testing with this motherboard:
RAM: 2x2GB ADATA DDR3 (thanks rdrash)
Cooling: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Rev.3, and a single stage phase change cooler.
Graphics cards: HD 6970 Lightning , GTX 580 (2x) , GTX 480 (2x) , GTX 295 , 8800 GTX (2x) , 7800 GTX , 7600 GTX , HD 4870 X2 (2x)
*Almost all of these cards are volt modded by me, and will be run at sub-ambient temeratures.




The first CPU I tested: L045B021.



Both of the second two maxed the same, and both were L051B138.



I played with some GTX 295 a little with this CPU so far:





New chips, L050A853. One does 5.4ghz, one is over 5.5ghz.

So here's a quick and dirty GTX 580 run.



And some HD 4870 X2 runs. I'll freeze these GPUs and throw some real clocks on the CPU soon enough.





 
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Nice. What is your general impression of the boards power delivery and how well is it playing with Hyper IC's? I heard that MSI still needs to mature their BIOS for hypers, but they play great with PSC.
 
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This board is playing GREAT with both PSC and Hyper :)
 
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lol at 2nd post, first picture, bottom right corner. Otherwise nice post, keep it up. Am very interested in this MB. What are your first impresions?
 
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Haha the time changed, and Windows 7 wanted me to activate before the 30 days :p


The board so far has surpassed my expectations, being in the middle of MSI's product line. It's much better than previous boards they've sent me that play in the same price point.
 

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So i assume 65 will run the same? Need to build limited budget gaming pc. :)
 
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After some more testing last night (with some better CPU) the Hyper problem does exist on this board, just not as pronounced as it could be. I switched over to some PSC sticks and stability is much more solid.
 
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Some quick testing with a good 5.5ghz chip on air. I didn't want to take it any higher yet without proper cooling.





 
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Review looks good Sno. Your MSI H55-ED review got me to buy one.

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