MSI - Game Without Compromise Promotion

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    MSI has been a long-time advertiser on HardOCP, and without its support and many others, we would not still be here all these years later. So this is a blatant plug! Hey, at least we are honest about it, not something that you will find.

    MSI is running a Promotion with Intel: Purchase a selected MSI Intel-based motherboard or desktop, get $180 plus software pack free! This promo runs through June 30th.


    That all said, I am very much wanting to get my hands on that new MSI Threadripper board that it was showing off at Computex. TechPowerUp has some coverage on the MEG X399.

    This Computex, we are on the lookout for motherboards based on Intel Z390 and upcoming AMD chipsets such as the B450, or even the Z490; but a new X399 motherboard for the Ryzen Threadripper was the last thing we expected. Imagine our shock at the sight of the MSI MEG X399 Creation. This board has the most polarizing, in-your-face design from MSI since the mid-2000s (roller-coaster heatsinks, anyone?). The board appears to be clearly wider than ATX spec, and approaching E-ATX territory.
     
  2. TheMadHatterXxX

    TheMadHatterXxX 2[H]4U

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    What is this...my board is an MSI z370m Gaming Pro AC and I only see H's on the list.
     
  3. pcgeekesq

    pcgeekesq [H]ard|Gawd

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    Holeee -- that MEG X399 is some [H]ardPRN.

    For the first time since I started building PCs back in '93, I'm thinking my next build might be AMD.
    Not that I need to upgrade, mind you. But seeing a system built on this beauty at my desk ... I get [H]ard just imagining it.
     
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  4. Guarana [BAWLS]

    Guarana [BAWLS] I am THAT Stupid

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    0 qualifying products available at Microcenter (According to the website)
     
  5. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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    Software pack is lame anyway.
     
  6. owcraftsman

    owcraftsman Gawd

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    I've been using MSI motherboards near exclusively since Z77, and I've bought every chipset since from them. Their bios are well refined making overclocking a breeze. They seem to work well right out of the box with little effort. Memory compatibility is another strong suit. I've only had to RMA once and it was efficient and fast. Drivers, software, and bios updates are timely, and readily available on an easily navigated website. I generally head for the next to top tier boards like M7 or Gaming 7 boards. I have never been disappointed in performance or feature set. IMHO they make some of the better looking boards out there too. Bottom line, if you are on the fence don't hesitate to give them a shot. You won't be disappointed either.
     
  7. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    The quality of MSI motherboards in the last 5 years has increased greatly. I even had one in my own machine not too long ago. And the next will likely be a MSI board for Threadripper.
     
  8. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Vermintide 2 is a lot of fun actually. I haven't played the others.
     
  9. Zion Halcyon

    Zion Halcyon 2[H]4U

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    Do we know yet if the AMD store-mi technology is going to be included on the new threadripper boards?
     
  10. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett Editor-in-Chief HardOCP Staff Member

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    I would GUESS yes.
     
  11. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ardOCP Motherboard Editor

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    Even if it isn't, the license for the basic version is cheap. It's a fuck load cheaper than a VROC key from Intel.
     
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