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Old 21-05-13, 05:26 AM
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MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX Hands-On Preview!

Today we take a quick look at one of MSI's top upcoming motherboards. Will it stack up to the competition? - let's see!



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Old 21-05-13, 06:04 AM
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I really like the very solid black PCB on this board. Hides all the electrical wiring which IMO is ugly

Only thing i don't like about this board is the color yellow. Wish they had a blue or white variant though... IMO it would sell a lot more.
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Old 21-05-13, 06:10 AM
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Interesting, I can't decide whether I love the yellow or hate it :P nice write up though
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Old 21-05-13, 07:34 AM
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Don't like that heatsink at all! The Z77 MPower looks a lot better IMO. And you can paint the Z77, which is a plus
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Old 21-05-13, 07:34 AM
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Nice Preview, would be nice to see some real time voltage monitoring lcd on some of these top end board's though
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Old 21-05-13, 07:52 AM
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I love the look of that board! Looks like that will be the one i'll be using for my Haswell build!
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Old 21-05-13, 09:26 AM
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What really caught my eye were the actual screws on the back on the board. I'm assuming that's how the heatsinks are attached and they can be removed with a standard phillips head screwdriver?

Imo, it would be awesome if they sold seperate heatsink designs... *_*
Because, except for the heatsinks, that is one sexy, black PCB!
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Old 21-05-13, 09:46 AM
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I really don't like the design of these heatsinks, too bulky in my opinion. Much preferring the Gigabyte offerings on an aesthetics level but the proof in the pudding is always going to be the test results.
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I really don't like the design of these heatsinks, too bulky in my opinion.
If you look at the fact it has 2 8 pins then it's pretty obvious they need to be that big tbh.
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If you look at the fact it has 2 8 pins then it's pretty obvious they need to be that big tbh.
But big can be pretty.

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