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Old 01-09-14, 05:03 PM
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MSI X99S XPOWER First Look



We take a look at MSI's top end motherboard on the new X99 platform.


Take a look at the MSI X99S XPOWER

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Old 01-09-14, 05:20 PM
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Really love motherboards like this that go with less conventional colours. Really getting bored of black and red! :P
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Old 01-09-14, 05:51 PM
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I do like the understated yellow on this board
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Old 01-09-14, 05:52 PM
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Thanks for the Rushkit video Tom, from the start this has been my favorite looking X99 board and the one I would want to use should I ever build an X99 rig, one day perhaps, must finish my other two builds before I start thinking about things

If you could just mention if the wifi module is removable or perhaps paintable because it looks 'orrible in the main review that would be appreciated and if it can't -1 internet point to MSI.

Love the black backed IO plate that's a great touch but surely it's nearly entirely hidden under the shield. Anyway its always great to see manufacturers tackling little details like that, the latest Asus and MSI IO plates have been a big improvement and I love the black nickel chrome look they are going for these days instead of bright silver.

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This bord makes me more curious than the ASUS line up, but I had to know all the test result included the Gigabyte boards as well before I choose one of them Its hard to sit on my ass and waiting for those reviews...
Thanks Tom for the great reviews I really like the way you do it.

Is there any chance to see a review about the MSI X99 SLI PLUS board? Or you did not have it yet?
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This bord makes me more curious than the ASUS line up, but I had to know all the test result included the Gigabyte boards as well before I choose one of them Its hard to sit on my ass and waiting for those reviews...
Thanks Tom for the great reviews I really like the way you do it.

Is there any chance to see a review about the MSI X99 SLI PLUS board? Or you did not have it yet?
Dude give a man a chance, a motherboard review should take a WEEK to do properly. Ive not plans at present to do the Plus.
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Old 02-09-14, 09:15 AM
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Dude give a man a chance, a motherboard review should take a WEEK to do properly. Ive not plans at present to do the Plus.
Sorry I dont meen it as a hurry I know its hard work to do it as good as you did.
I just looking for the successor of my current rig and as you know its hard to be calm when you see those shiney new parts to chose from....

I know you cannot do a review on every board its almost impossible to do so I really happy with those you will review.
Thanks for your hard work

I prepare my mug for the next big review...
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Old 02-09-14, 11:56 AM
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Love MSI boards, I know some ppl have had bad experiences with them. but I have nothing bad too report. My X79 Xpower II is still charging/overclocking along as if it were brand new. about 3 years old now
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Has a nice physical design but after my MSI board on X79 with its terrible EFI interface it'll be a long time before I buy another.
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Has a nice physical design but after my MSI board on X79 with its terrible EFI interface it'll be a long time before I buy another.
Our X79 was (to be brutally honest) a headache and we EOL'd many boards and brought new ones to the table that we're only marginally better. Don't let X79 put you off. Our X99 is far better.
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