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The MSi 870A-G54 is a chipset based motherboard with military based components and supports the 64bit AMD Phenom II CPU.

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Pros

lots of overclocking features in the BIOS - great for gamers and system tweakers

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supports the latest connectivity and storage options - USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps

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great color scheme - uses a cool-blue on black palette

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built with military class components - offers greater stability over standard parts

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Cons

includes buggy hardware drivers on the CD-ROM - might cause issues with Windows 7

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Only one SATA cable is included in the box

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poor documentation - included manual lacks installation details

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installing multiple graphics cards (SLI/CrossFireX) makes for a very tight fit

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The MSi 870A-G54 is a chipset based motherboard with military based components and supports the 64bit AMD Phenom II CPU. It features the OC Genie, with Auto-BIOS detection offering the best overlocking configuration. It features Unlock CPU Core which boosts system performance by allowing users to unlock hidden CPU core quickly. It also features Active Phase Technology for the most efficient power usage. It has the ability to support USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s. It comes with HyperTransport 3.0 and the AMD 870 and SB850 chipsets. It has a maximum memory of 16GB. It features loss-less content protection technology with full-rate audio enjoyment from Blu-ray.

Features
  • chipset based motherboard
  • military based components
  • 64bit AMD Phenom II CPU
  • OC Genie with Auto-BIOS detection
  • Unlock CPU Core
  • Active Phase Technology
  • supports USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s
  • HyperTransport 3.0
  • AMD 870 and SB850 chipsets
  • 16GB memory
  • loss-less content protection
  • universal charger utility for Apple iPod, iPad, and iPhone
  • Cool'n'Quiet
  • M-Flash feature
  • Live Update 4
  • ports for: keyboard, mouse, serial port, 6 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, LAN jack, 6in1 audio jack
  • 6 mounting holes
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