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#1 Nemo

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 02:23 AM

OCC checks out MSI's Eclipse Plus motherboard - http://www.overclock...i_eclipse_plus/

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:05 AM

Very nice board and great review.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 07:19 AM

now if only i won the lottery..

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 09:01 PM

Any of the boards with the NF200 on them go for a price premium it looks like. The look is much better than MSI has done in the past. That would look great in an all black case with a nice W/C loop
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 11:42 AM

Any of the boards with the NF200 on them go for a price premium it looks like. The look is much better than MSI has done in the past. That would look great in an all black case with a nice W/C loop


Thanks guys, it is a great board and thats what I plan to do :thumbs-up:

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 04:27 AM

good day....great review for a potentially great board!

would it be possible for you to post the actual BIOS settings/values used to overclock this board? with so many options to tweak, it's kinda daunting to go thru each setting. it would really be great to have an actual guide (cheat sheet!) that specifies the values for these BIOS settings...

thanks!

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 10:15 AM

This board has this feature:

MSI Drive Booster
It is very easy to double your HDD performance with the all new MSI Drive Booster. This feature is OS independent too, which allows you to double improve the RAID speed. MSI Drive booster is easy to use, just plug & play.


I wonder how, and if this works. Haven't been able to find any test results of this feature.

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 12:22 AM

good day....great review for a potentially great board!

would it be possible for you to post the actual BIOS settings/values used to overclock this board? with so many options to tweak, it's kinda daunting to go thru each setting. it would really be great to have an actual guide (cheat sheet!) that specifies the values for these BIOS settings...

thanks!

for 4ghz:
set bclk to 200, lower memory multiplier to whatever the ram is rated for, disable power saving features if you want for added stability. if you have lower cooling then disable hyper threading to shave off temperature too.
cpu voltage at 1.4v or more, if it runs happy at 1.4 then go lower until your at lowest load-stable. qpi voltage at around 1.4v as well, depending on the quality of chip. adjust for stability of course. theres more to it but that's the basic gist.

This board has this feature:

MSI Drive Booster
It is very easy to double your HDD performance with the all new MSI Drive Booster. This feature is OS independent too, which allows you to double improve the RAID speed. MSI Drive booster is easy to use, just plug & play.


I wonder how, and if this works. Haven't been able to find any test results of this feature.

using the drive booster ports didnt give me double anything as far as i remember, looks like its more aimed for RAID users

Edited by RHKCommander959, 19 June 2009 - 12:23 AM.

Intel Xeon X5650 6-core processor @ 4 GHz

ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard

Gigabyte R9 280X Windforce graphics card

12GB Mushkin Black 2000 MHz RAM

Thermaltake Toughpower 750W Modular power supply

120GB Kingston HyperX SSD and 2TB Toshiba HDD

Custom Watercooling loop with XSPC Raystorm CPU block

30" HP monitor 2560x1600

Razer DeathAdder mouse

Ducky DK9008S mechanical keyboard with Cherry Red switches

5.1 Logitech X-530 speakers

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Alpha gaming headset