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Old 11-04-17, 11:01 PM
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It would feel like double betrayal, upgrading my old loyal pc and not going with an Asus motherboard feels so wrong
I feel your pain, but that Arctic board is just sooo lovely. The idea of using their SLi bridge design as a cooler looks classy too. There really isn't anything I don't like about that board apart from the missing IO cover that the slightly more expensive Z270 version has (it's around £145 IIRC).

That said I could make one for about 50p any way so it's neither here nor there

I like MSI's bios, and when it comes to mirroring it in Windows they really have got it down. Their command center is awesome.

I like their Titanium board, but don't like the price or the dragon. The Tomahawk looks even better IMO (the Arctic one).

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Old 12-04-17, 01:27 AM
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Will have some pressies by the weekend
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Old 12-04-17, 03:59 AM
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Awesome review Guv and I have to say it's a great time to be in the PC market ATM with AMD having very very competitive CPU's in the market @ much better prices = WIN for everyone no matter if you're on the blue team or red team and It's going to be an extreamly interesting market when refreshes occur or even new revamped stuff as the only way is up..............yep happy days
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Old 12-04-17, 10:17 AM
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Thanks for all the kind words everyone, this review was a team effort though not just me.

There are valid points on both sides of the fence, just a shame the fan boys take it a step past debated and move into insults. Sadly its nothing new, I kinda know Im doing my job when they moan though!


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Yup that Tomahawk is teh secks man. I really like that board, and given Ryzen is a bit pants at clocking it should more than suffice. I think if I upgrade my Ubuntu rig to Ryzen I will certainly use that board

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/msi...s-line-up.html

More are inbound dude. They all have wonderfully ironic names though given MSI's history with exploding AM3 boards.

Ed. FFS MSI two boards with the same first name?

It's this one I like.

http://www.ebuyer.com/784961-msi-amd...omahawk-arctic



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Old 12-04-17, 10:20 AM
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Oh cool, it reviewed well too

Not so lovely in black. Still, at least they do both

Thanks Tom.. That might be why I missed it though (because it was the black one).
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Old 12-04-17, 10:32 AM
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Oh cool, it reviewed well too

Not so lovely in black. Still, at least they do both

Thanks Tom.. That might be why I missed it though (because it was the black one).

Ive got the Artic coming, but its the same board in a different Skirt. We will just be doing a 'preview' and adding pics to the original review so people know it covers both.
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Old 12-04-17, 01:09 PM
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Ive got the Artic coming, but its the same board in a different Skirt. We will just be doing a 'preview' and adding pics to the original review so people know it covers both.
Ooo excellent ! nice one man. And nice one MSI, looking forward to seeing this beauty
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I've got the arctic coming with a 1500x and some ram, wondering if the cooler will fit my son's AM3
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I've got the arctic coming with a 1500x and some ram, wondering if the cooler will fit my son's AM3
Ooo really? nice one man ! make sure you upload some pics
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Really want to switch from this 6700k to a R5 1600 setup. But I think I should wait till Zen2(or whatever ends up being called). Think I should focus on Vega first
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