MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview

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MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview

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It isn't only the amount of M.2 sockets that impress. Count the headers at the bottom edge of the XPOWER. 5 fan headers, four USB connections, RGB LED Strip header and a power input. The other edges of the X299 are similarly strewn with headers and connection points, as well as a full suite of on-board buttons for fine tuning your overclock.

MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview  
MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview  

MOSFET temperatures are the, if you'll pardon the expression, hot topic at the moment. You can see how much work MSI has put in to ensuring that even the hardcore overclockers wont have issues with their thermal limits. The heatsinks beautifully cover the chokes, and they are tied together with a heatpipe so that the main power phases can take advantage of the larger surface area of the heatsink around the IO portion.


MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview  
MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview  

Storage and USB options are plentiful as you would expect on such a high end motherboard. It is unlikely you'll fill up all of them, and even if you do the number of internal headers should make certain that you can employ all the peripherals you like.

Before we wrap up, let's light this baby up.


MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview  
MSI X299 XPOWER Gaming AC Preview  

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14-07-2017, 04:19:52

Peace
I'm drooling in german right now! This is one sexy motherboard! Especially the design of the chipset heatsink and the circles you mentioned. RGB is simple yet sexy imho.

I'd go for a red and yellow/gold/orange Iron Man-like build. Escpecially because it looks like you can change the color of the center of the chipset heatsink independently! Can't wait to see the full review!Quote

14-07-2017, 05:03:33

AlienALX
Yeah I quite like that.Quote

14-07-2017, 14:19:47

Dicehunter
Damn that's 1 snazzy mobo !Quote

14-07-2017, 20:25:12

Excalabur50
I don't like the round bit ATM but it may grow on meQuote

14-07-2017, 23:55:54

Greenback
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Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
I don't like the round bit ATM but it may grow on me

I think it could of done with being lower, because you are going to cover the top part with the end of a gpu by the looks of it. Though I'd probably turn that off in favour of the RGB's on the gpuQuote
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