MSI P7N SLI Platinum 750i based motherboard
MSI have produced a decent board based off of Nvidia's 7 series platform. It managed to hussle it's way among more expensive boards during testing and did show up some of the ultra-expensive boards on the market. The P7N still suffers from some of the 7 series down points such as slow IO performance, but it picks up in other areas.
Pricing is an interesting issue here. MSI have recently sent us a mail saying that this motherboard is now available as a "Zilent" Edition for £118 from Komplett.
This includes the Zalman NP9500 CPU cooler, which makes this an absolute bargain.
The main thing to notice from this review is that the overclocking is fantastic. Let's face it, you buy an enthusiast motherboard for overclocking...and if you don't then you're basically wasting your money and could have got a much cheaper solution. What am I getting at? Well the MSI P7N Platinum is a great overclocker for a mid range board and possibly the best value SLI solution on the market at this time.
This being the case, I am giving the MSI P7N Platinum the Editors Choice Award, including a Value for Money addendum.
+ Awesome overclocking
+ Decent all-round performance
+ Amazing value for money
+ Decent bundle (especially the Zilent Edition)
* Slightly "Fisher price"-esque looks
- IO performance (although this is more an Nvidia problem)
Thanks to MSI
for the review sample
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