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MSI Dragon on a Budget - B75A-G43 Gaming
« on: 24-April-13, 22:33:52 »





If you are tight on your budget and MSI “Z77A-GD65 Gaming” is out of the picture. Try instead MSI’s more affordable Dragon line – “B75A-G43 Gaming” motherboard.





The board uses the Intel Chipset B75 Solution which actually is for Small Business Computing. With this, users can enjoy the “Small Business Advantage” Software Package which enhances the security and the productivity of your PC. Below are the said softwares:

Software Monitor – monitor critical software below the OS
Data Backup and Restore – run data backup on schedule
USB Blocker – block unwanted USB device classes
PC Health Center – optimize system on schedule even if PC is off
Energy Saver – automatically power on each workday morning or do scheduled shutdowns
Intel Wireless Display – Share and collaborate wirelessly



Now, let’s move on with the gaming side of the motherboard. The board is capable of doing AMD Crossfire with x16 speed on the 1st slot PCIE VC GEN3 and the 2nd one at x4 PCIE GEN2. Killer E2200 Game networking is also fused into the board for maximum networking performance for online games and high-quality streaming media. Aside from this two, Sound Blaster Cinema makes the Audio quality top notch. You will be getting surround sound with just your stereo headphones, hear specific sounds in gaming environments and most of all sound effects are reproduced crystal clear.






With MSI’s Military Class III components, you don’t have to worry even if your PC is turned on 24/7. Solid Capacitor lifespan is over 10 years and with the help of the Super Ferrite Choke, it improves the power efficiency and power stability of the board.  And if you feel that the performance of your system is not fast enough for you, OC Genie II can make your system faster by automatically overclock your system memory and processor.


Comes now the bundles:
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•User Manual, Reviewer’s Guide, Quick Installation Guide
•Utility Driver DVD Disc
•Dragon Badge
•IO Back Plate
•SATA 6GB/s Cables
•Door Knob Label



IO Ports from left to right:
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•Gaming Device Ports – PS2 Combo port and 2x USB 2.0 Ports. These ports are optimized for high polling rate which lowers your mouse’s response time from 8 milliseconds to 1 millisecond. There are also gold plates on the ports which enhances the durability.
•2x USB 2.0 controlled by the Intel Chip
•HDMI Port
•Killer Network E2205 Gigabit LAN and 2x USB 3.0 by Intel
• VGA and DVI Ports
•Realtak ALC892 8-channel audio with jack sensing


So that’s it and I will just leave you guys a close shot of the Dragon Heatsink  :)
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Re: MSI Dragon on a Budget - B75A-G43 Gaming
« Reply #1 on: 25-April-13, 00:59:24 »

 :what?:  Is it really true?  A current board that actually has PCI slots on it?   :pompom:

As a side note, LGA 1150 high end board, please have a PCI slot usable with an SLI setup!   :yes:
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Re: MSI Dragon on a Budget - B75A-G43 Gaming
« Reply #2 on: 25-April-13, 16:01:10 »

Probably because it is a business class board where allot more legacy situations present themselves.
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