HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks Special with Alex Chang of MSI Computer

rated by 0 users
This post has 7 Replies | 2 Followers

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 26,171
Points 1,185,690
Joined: Sep 2007
ForumsAdministrator
News Posted: Wed, Sep 5 2012 10:41 AM

In this special episode of Two and a Half Geeks, we welcome Alex Chang from MSI into HotHardware's Connecticut lab to talk about some of the innovations going on at MSI. Alex and Marco talk about the new Z77 MPower motherboard, for which every board goes through an overclocked stress test before ever hitting store shelves. Alex and Marco also discuss the high-end MSI N680 GTX Lightning and its various customizations, including the "GPU Reactor", and the MSI R7770 Power Edition with its multi-mode TransThermal cooler with Dust Removal technology...

  • | Post Points: 65
Top 150 Contributor
Posts 758
Points 10,695
Joined: Sep 2009
eunoia replied on Wed, Sep 5 2012 6:55 PM

.

...pending.

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 10 Contributor
Posts 5,053
Points 60,715
Joined: May 2008
Location: U.S.
Moderator
3vi1 replied on Wed, Sep 5 2012 7:16 PM

Those designs are frickin awesome. I did not expect that motherboard to be that inexpensive, nor did I expect that video card to slide like that.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

++++++++++++[>++++>+++++++++>+++>+<<<<-]>+++.>++++++++++.-------------.+++.>---.>--.

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,381
Points 31,040
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Crystal Lake,IL
rrplay replied on Wed, Sep 5 2012 8:37 PM

3vi1:

Those designs are frickin awesome. I did not expect that motherboard to be that inexpensive, nor did I expect that video card to slide like that.

yeah I totally like the designs and the hands on look at those MSI boards.really deecent pricing on the Z77 mainboard too.. Definitely  a great and flexible design with the cooling of the GPUs  ..thanks Alan for stopping in and WTG HH with this video .

 

"Don't Panic ! 'cause HH got's your back!"

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 10 Contributor
Posts 8,650
Points 104,110
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
MembershipAdministrator
Moderator

The motherboard validation process is cool. That they take the time to test it in real world conditions and don't charge a lot extra for it is awesome!

I like that the motherboard is not gaudy as well. It's a clean look.

The 680 card is well thought out too. (a power conditioner?) This speaks to system stability.

This was very informative (thank You Alex) and it ~does~ make me want to try this technology out now! Yes

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,381
Points 31,040
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Crystal Lake,IL
rrplay replied on Wed, Sep 5 2012 8:59 PM

yeh that mainbaord does look clean and has some really great features for convenience with positioning and I think Alex mentioned that the Z77 series of mobos where a all real world tested and the price jump from the G series was only about $25 bucks for a heck of a lot more enthusiasts features and connectivity. 

"Don't Panic ! 'cause HH got's your back!"

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 150 Contributor
Posts 653
Points 5,925
Joined: May 2008
Location: Stockholm

Thanks Marco and Alex ! My needs don't quite extend to apparatus in this performance class, but this stuff was really mouth-watering ! MSI seems to have really done some hard thinking here to provide enthusiasts with top class components. I'd very much like to build a machine using that motherboard and a top-class GPU and that Twin Frozr, just for the hell of it. But since I'm not a gamer, it'd just be overkill. In any event, I very much enjoyed this video....

Henri

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 100 Contributor
Posts 1,101
Points 11,165
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
CDeeter replied on Fri, Sep 7 2012 11:16 AM

Don't know how I missed this for two days lol.

Some very cool products indeed. Very nice price for that Z77 mobo. And I like the coordinated color scheme with the GTX 680.

But what really caught my attention was the adaptability built into the 7770 card. With the ability to configure the fans 3 different ways this card can be used in almost any case. Hopefully they can use this design for more of their video cards.

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (8 items) | RSS