See details for description of any imperfections. Of course the pretty colours on this board are not just for looks, but for functionality as well. Battle at the Top by Wesley Fink on July 30, 8: The other 2 SATA connectors are better located near the right edge so that they are out of harm’s way. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. MSI really needs to provide a wider available range of frequency settings, since this is one board that can use the additional settings.
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Excellent motherboard, I need to replace my own because one bad electricity charge affected.
The item may k8j some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. These companies haven’t started using case windows, LED fans or cold cathodes yet, but their boxes sure look a lot better than they used to. They’re simply regular cables folded and wrapped in plastic and are difficult to manipulate and use. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.
MSI K8N Neo Platinum, Socket 754, AMD (MS-7030) Motherboard
See details for description of any imperfections. It is also a location that makes neat cabling difficult in most cases. We had no problems mounting a Zalman on the K8N Neo.
MSI K8N Neo Platinum – motherboard – ATX – Socket 754 – nForce3 250Gb Series
Memory at the top of the board works fine in most case designs, and it does keep the DIMM sockets clear of interference from the AGP slot. Show More Show Less. K8 would then learn quickly that the SATA connector needs to be stengthened. Both locations are clear of other connectors and should not interfere with air flow.
MSI K8N Neo Platinum – motherboard – ATX – Socket – nForce3 Gb Overview – CNET
Like the disappearing floppy, audio cables are rarely required any more, but if you need them, this location can be a challenge in some case designs. We think that you will find the results in our comparative tests very interesting. The three yellow nine pin connectors at the bottom right hand corner of the motherboard are the USB headers and MSI also colour coordinates these with the USB bracket that’s included.
I can buy some other board but I want my old one. It’s easier to use overclocking too far means the CMOS has to be reset, and something all motherboard manufacturers should have implemented a long time ago! While there are improvements that could be made to the K8N Neo layout, it is clear that a lot of thought went into the MSI layout.
Throw them out and just use your regular IDE cables. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. However, SATA connectors are still far too fragile for our liking and anything that gets them away from “high-traffic”” areas of the board is preferred. Best Selling in Motherboards See all. MSI really needs to provide a wider available range of frequency settings, since this is one board that can use the additional settings.
The downside is that if you use audio cables with optical drives in a tower case, they probably won’t reach the 4-pin connectors in the lower left corner of the board.
MSI K8N Neo Platinum, Socket , AMD (MS) Motherboard | eBay
The other 2 SATA connectors are better located near the right edge so that they are out of harm’s way. This will work fine in some case designs, but it will be a difficult reach in tower cases.
Ratings and Reviews Write a review. While the layout of the K8N Neo2 is a bit unusual, it works very well in most case designs.