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The MSI X48C Platinum is a high-end motherboard based on the Intel X48 chipset.

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Pros

wide array of overclocking possibilities available

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allows both DDR2 and DDR3, so you can use whatever you have laying around

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can use a fairly low-powered power supply and still get good results

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CMOS works well with the BIOS to do error-checking and resolve issues on its own

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super fast communication between all the components

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Cons

some quality control issues, boards sometimes ship that won't post and frequently need a few reboots to get working in the first place

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instructions are sparse and don't tell you much

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The MSI X48C Platinum is a high-end motherboard based on the Intel X48 chipset. MSI has two X48 motherboards, this and the MSI X48 Platinum. The boards are nearly the exact same, however if the X48C uses ATI CrossFireX dual video cards, all the PCIe x16 ports are used up because it only has two, rather than four like the X48 Platinum. The X48C also has a decreased number of PCIe ports, has only one gigabit LAN port (not dual), and supports DDR2 or DDR3 RAM. It also features a Multi-phase PWM IC, which improves power usage, making this a "green" motherboard.

Features
  • ATX Form Factor
  • LGA 775 Socket For Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme and Celeron and Pentium Processors
  • FSB 800/1066/1333/1600
  • DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600MHz (Up to 8GB over 4 DIMM Slots)
  • DDR2 667/800MHz (Up to 8GB over 4 DIMM Slots)
  • 2 PCIe x16 Slots
  • 2 PCIe x1 Slots
  • 1 PCI Slot
  • 1 IDE Connector (Up to 2 IDE Devices)
  • 6 SATA Connectors with RAID 0/1/5/10
  • Gigabit LAN
  • 8 USB Ports
  • 2 eSATA  Ports
  • ATI CrossFireX Dual Video Card Support
  • Multi-phase PWM IC
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