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Travis B.

Travis B.

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Always Reliable - MSI

MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Gaming Motherboard AMD AM4 SATA 6Gb/s M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HDMI ATX
MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Gaming Motherboard AMD AM4 SATA 6Gb/s M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 HDMI ATX

Pros: Price, Design, Detailed instructions and love the EZDiagnostics (allowed me to easily discover a poorly slotted RAM module)

Cons: Not really a con, but was an issue for me.. SATA slots. Comes with six, my last MSI board had 8. I mirror my drives so I was short one slot for my BluRay player.

Overall Review: This is my 6th or 7th MSI board having had some bad experiences many years ago with other brands. I guess I've become an MSI fanboy in regards to boards since they've never let me down (knock knock). I can always rely on their build quality, gamer rich features and compatibility with the other components I tend to use (Sapphire, Corsair, G.Skill, etc). I started my build late at night after a long workday so I wasn't at the top of my game. I took my time and made sure to pay attention to everything but when I went to boot the system the first time I got nothing. Powered on but nothing on the monitor. One look in the case and I saw the little LED lit up on the board, looked in the book.. "Bad RAM Module". Closer examination I could see one side wasn't completely seated (hardly noticeable). Pushed it in, reboot and bingo! Lift Off! If it didn't have the EZ Diagnostics who knows how many more hours I'd been up trying to figure it out. My only real issue experienced besides the SATA slot issue mentioned in CONS, was trying to locate the option to turn on CPU virutalization for VMWare. Its buried through a few menu drill-downs in the BIOS and you have to change the SVM mode to enabled. Build: AMD Ryzen 9 3900x G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) 32GB DDR4 3600 Corsair Force MP600 M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express Gen 4.0 SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5700 XT

10/25/2019