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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 12/27/2007 :  11:17:22 PM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I got this to help a frien upgrade his PC.
MSI has rescued a couple computers by delivering
some wierd motherboards with things like socket 939-AGP
and socket 754-SD-RAM combos.

But!
Some new engineers must have been employed latly.
This time I was really surprized by the poor work
delivered by this huge company.

1.
The back I/O plate had not been prepared so I had to remove
some "lids" in order to get the motherboard into place.

2. (BrainFart 1)
One of the mounting holes did not fit the ATX Standard!!
This caused one screw not to fit, and the spacer in which that
screw was to be mounted to scrape the motherboard underneath.

3. (Brain Fart 2)
One of the PCI slot is placed too close to the PCI-X slot causing
the video card to cover it.
Rendering it useless ofcourse.

4. (Brain Fart 3)
S-ATA connectors mounted too close to the PCI-X slot.
Rendering 3 out of 4 connectors useless.

5.
IDE-Led and Speaker-LED connectors did not fit the case wiring.

All in all a very sad motherboard.
To top it all off, AMD Phenom CPU's are not supported in most of the
MSI AM2 motherboards including this one making upgrades later very difficult.




WhyNot
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Posted - 12/28/2007 :  08:06:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lmao. i see your problem. i don't think that mobo was intended for gaming vid cards. for starters its a micro atx motherboard.
not a standard atx. which is why everything is jammed together so tight and the screw hole dosnt lighn up. the second thing is that video card is huge. it dosnt matter what motherboard you put it on it will always take up another slot. unless of course its a dual pcie board with nothing between the two slots.
about the future upgrade to phenom this board was probably made before they existed. the new ones that support it are socket AM2+
if i were you id try to return it and get a bigger motherboard. tell them there is nothing wrong with it and explain all your problems.
they will more than likely help you sort it out.

after all why_not :P
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landlubber
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Posted - 12/28/2007 :  08:25:08 AM  Show Profile  Send landlubber an AOL message  Click to see landlubber's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
MSI seems to be not doing so good lately. i'm glad i decided to go with a ASUS mobo.
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KC
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Posted - 12/28/2007 :  08:35:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, if it's a ATX case you have no choice but to use that smaller form factor MB.
If it's a regular ATX case, then by all means get a regular ATX MB.

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FaustKnight
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Posted - 12/28/2007 :  10:01:45 AM  Show Profile  Click to see FaustKnight's MSN Messenger address  Send FaustKnight a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Look into some 90* S-ATA cables. Bout $10 from newegg, and they might fit in there.

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[RCG]Balthazar
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Posted - 12/28/2007 :  1:05:33 PM  Show Profile  Click to see [RCG]Balthazar's MSN Messenger address  Send [RCG]Balthazar a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Tried angled cable..


Here's how it should have been done by the manufaturer
so one didnt have to worry about it in the first place:


I should not get angry while typing a review,
but I just could not help it.
(I've had M-ATX before you know)

The dude that bought those upgrade sets, did it
in good faith believing MSI knew what they were doing.
But yea, he should make angry email@webshop demanding
proper motherboards.

This will cause him to loose a couple days of buisness
but will regain him his TV-Capture card and the second HD.

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WhyNot
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Posted - 12/28/2007 :  8:16:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
agreed.
and now im hopin i dont run into problems with my msi motherboard down the road. been hearing alot of bad things.

after all why_not :P
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