MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard w/ FREE Saturday Delivery £69.98 @ eBuyer
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MSI 970 GAMING Socket AM3+ 7.1-Channel HD Audio ATX Motherboard w/ FREE Saturday Delivery £69.98 @ eBuyer

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Found 23rd Jun 2017
Nice looking AM3+ socket motherboard from msi, is today's eBuyer daily deal. Better yet, you can get FREE Saturday Delivery.


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Features

  • Supports AMD FX / Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ processors for AM3+ socket
  • Supports DDR3-2133(OC) Memory
  • USB 3.0 + SATA 6Gb/s
  • Audio Boost 2: Reward Your Ears with True Quality
  • Killer Ethernet: Kill Your Lag
  • OC Genie 4: Overclock in 1 Second
  • Click BIOS 4: Easily Fine-tune Your System
  • AMD CrossFire Support
  • Sound Blaster Cinema 2: Realistic Surround Sound Experience
  • Gaming Device Port: Optimized with Triple Gold-plating for High Polling Rate Gaming Devices


Product Overview

LET THE GAMES BEGIN
MSI® GAMING motherboards are designed to provide gamers with best-in-class features and technology. Backed by the imposing looks of MSI's Dragon, each motherboard is an engineering masterpiece tailored to gaming perfection.

THE BEST GAMING WEAPONS AT HAND

  • Amazing sound with Audio Boost 2, powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema 2
  • The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
  • Military Class 4 components
  • Specialized production lines just for GAMING motherboards
  • OC Genie 4
  • Gaming Device Port
  • Click BIOS 4 (click here to visit our dedicated BIOS page)
  • Optimized for multiple graphics cards (CrossFire certified)
  • Take control with Command Center & Live Update 6

Specifications

CPU
Supports AMD®FXTM/ Phenom II/ Athlon II and Sempron processors for the AM3/ AM3+ socket
Please refer to CPU Support for compatible CPU; the above description is for reference only
Hyper Transport Bus
HyperTransport 3.0 supporting speed up to 4.8GT/s

Chipset

AMD 970 and SB950 Chipset
Main Memory
4 x DDR3 memory slots supporting up to 32GB
Supports DDR3 2133(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz
Dual channel memory architecture

Slots

2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
PCI_E2 supports up to PCIe 2.0 x16 speed
PCI_E4 supports up to PCIe 2.0 x8 speed
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
2 x PCI slots

Multi-GPU

Supports 2-Way AMD CrossFire
Technology*
Supports 2-Way NVIDIA SLI Technology*
Supports Windows 7 and Windows 8/ 8.1

On-Board SATA

AMD SB950 Chipset
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID5 and RAID 10

USB

AMD SB950 Chipset
14x USB 2.0 ports (8 ports on the back panel, 6 ports available through the internal USB 2.0 connectors)
VIA VL806 Chipset
4 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through the internal USB 3.0 connector)*
These USB 3.0 ports do not support M-Flash recovery function

Audio

Realtek ALC1150 Codec
7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
Supports S/PDIF output

LAN

Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN controller*
1 x LAN port on the backpanel
The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on the website if provided by vendor.

Internal I/O Connectors

1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
3 x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports)
1 x USB 3.0 connector
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
2 x 4-pin system fan connectors
2 x 3-pin system fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
2 x System panel connectors
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector
1 x TPM module connector
1 x Serial port connector
1 x S/PDIF-Out connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x Slow mode booting switch

Back Panel I/O Ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
8 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x Optical S/PDIF-Out connector
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
6 x OFC audio jacks

BIOS

The motherboard BIOS provides "Plug & Play" BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
The motherboard provides a Desktop Management Interface(DMI) function which records your motherboard specifications.

Dimension

12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm) ATX Form Factor

Mounting

9 mounting holes
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Top comments
jamesehunter

Its ebuyer so It will probably aravie broken.


Did they deliver this post?
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Its ebuyer so It will probably aravie broken.
Not bad if you have one of these ancient beasts hanging around. Can't believe that this tech came out 6 years ago though oO
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Edited by: "kester76" 23rd Jun 2017
jamesehunter

Its ebuyer so It will probably aravie broken.


Did they deliver this post?
Should also take Bulldozer or Piledriver processor. Decent board if you've got an AM3 CPU lying round that will fit, or as a cheap upgrade from a budget board of the same socket.

Amazon have reduced theirs to the same price here: amazon.co.uk/d/M…ing

970 is the top-of-the-range AM3+ chipset from what I remember.

EDIT - 990FX is top, but 970 is still decent. Heat added.
Edited by: "philmcracken" 23rd Jun 2017
philmcracken

Should also take Bulldozer or Piledriver processor. Decent board if … Should also take Bulldozer or Piledriver processor. Decent board if you've got an AM3 CPU lying round that will fit, or as a cheap upgrade from a budget board of the same socket. Amazon have reduced theirs to the same price here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Motherboards/MSI-970-Gaming-AMD-AM3-GBE-LAN/B00LUY72F6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1498229846&sr=8-1&keywords=msi+970+gaming970 is the top-of-the-range AM3+ chipset from what I remember. Heat added.



990FX is the top chipset for AM3+; I had an MSI 990FXA until a few weeks ago, when the ZIF cpu socket broke while trying to remove a cpu. Board and cpu now both dead; yeah it was an old chip, but the board was barely a year old.

If you can afford it, get the Asus M5S99FX Pro R2.0; better for overclocking than the MSI, and more SATA ports. The board layout is also slightly better, so easier to route all the power/fan cables.
Gentle_Giant

990FX is the top chipset for AM3+; I had an MSI 990FXA until a few weeks … 990FX is the top chipset for AM3+; I had an MSI 990FXA until a few weeks ago, when the ZIF cpu socket broke while trying to remove a cpu. Board and cpu now both dead; yeah it was an old chip, but the board was barely a year old.If you can afford it, get the Asus M5S99FX Pro R2.0; better for overclocking than the MSI, and more SATA ports. The board layout is also slightly better, so easier to route all the power/fan cables.



​I've still got a 1090t in the garage after I ripped it from the cpu socket during an upgrade unfortunately it's cheaper to swap out my old G2020 for an i5 than buy another motherboard for it.
Oh for a micro ATX version at this price!
kester76

I've still got a 1090t in the garage after I ripped it from the cpu … I've still got a 1090t in the garage after I ripped it from the cpu socket during an upgrade unfortunately it's cheaper to swap out my old G2020 for an i5 than buy another motherboard for it.



can i bother you by asking that you give it to me? i'm trying to put together a cheap pc since i'm working in the middle of nowhere and live in tied accomodation so i can't spend a lot if i ever want to get out of here. sorry if im being an ****. cheers
kester76

I've still got a 1090t in the garage after I ripped it from the cpu … I've still got a 1090t in the garage after I ripped it from the cpu socket during an upgrade unfortunately it's cheaper to swap out my old G2020 for an i5 than buy another motherboard for it.




I'd like to ask for the 1090 as well, I was using mine to play LOTRO, a 10 year old online game that seems to work better with older cpus.

New i5 and i7 cpus have all sorts of issues with this old game, although ancient 771/775 Xeons and socket 775 based Intel iron works quite well.
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