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The MSI P43 Neo3-F is a low-end consumer friendly motherboard that is very inexpensive when compared to competitors.

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includes everything most consumers require - including gamers

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affordable

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ample memory upgrades

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Cons

too many PCI slots, better to have more PCIe

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priced above the MSRP

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only a single PCIe 16x slot - no dual graphics card systems

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The MSI P43 Neo3-F is a low-end consumer friendly motherboard that is very inexpensive when compared to competitors; it has an MSRP of $84.99. It is installed with an Intel P43 chipset and provides support for socket LGA 775 processors; Intel Celeron, Pentium D, Pentium Dual Core, and Core 2 processors. For memory the P43 Neo3-F supports dual channel DDR2 1066+ up to a whopping 16GB maximum through 4 DIMM slots. The board also includes 1 PCI-E x16 Gen 2.0 port, 1 PCI-E, 4 PCI, and 8 USB 2.0 ports for additional peripherals. The MSI P43 Neo3-F provides 7.1 channel analog audio thanks to the installed Realtek ALC888 audio chipset and a gigabit LAN due to the Realtek 8111C ethernet chipset. Special features of the motherboard include MSI applications such as MSI Live Update, MSI Dual CoreCell, and MSI Dual CoreCenter for advanced motherboard functionality. Additional onboard peripherals include 8 SATA2 3GB/s connectors, and 1 ATA133 slot. The MSI P43 Neo3-F motherboard was released on 08/25/2008 and has an MSRP of $84.99.

Features
  • CPU support: Intel Celeron, Pentium D, Pentium Dual Core, and Core 2 processors
  • Chipset: Intel P43
  • Socket: LGA 775
  • Memory Support: Dual DDR2 1066+ MHz up to 16GB maximum
  • Audio Chipset: Realtek ALC888
  • Audio: 7.1 Channel analog audio
  • LAN Chipset: Realtek 8111C; gigabit LAN
  • MSI applications such as MSI Live Update, MSI Dual CoreCell, and MSI Dual CoreCenter
  • 1 PCI-E Gen 2.0 port
  • 8 USB 2.0 Ports, 4 PCI slot, 8 SATA2 connectors, and 1 ATA133
  • Dimensions: 12 inches (L) by 9.6 inches (W) ATX Form Factor
  • Release Date: 08/25/2008
  • MSRP: $84.99
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