MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

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MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

The MSI A88X-G45 GAMING is definitely a stylish looking board with its red and black color scheme.

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

Here’s the box content.

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

The NB cooler is quite big but not overwhelming, the CPU12V socket is placed towards the edge of the board and away from the NB Heatsink.

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

The board comes with POWER, RESET and OC Genie button that’s placed along the DIMM slots. I think it’s a pretty neat location, certainly a much better placement than having them on the other side of the board that’s often blocked when having a secondary graphic card.

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

The board comes with 8 forward-facing SATA ports, placed along the SB heatsink.

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

It’s also great to see that the board comes with LED indicators, I love it when boards come with this.

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

The board supports 3 way CFX but looks like the ideal setup is 2 card CFX which it does an x8 / x8 configuration.

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

The board comes with Audio Boost sound enhancement feature, and also Killer Ethernet.

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

Here’s the video of the available I/O ports, which I think is more than enough for the average user. 6x USB 3.0 port goodness!

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard Review

More details at the official product page.

The Verdict

MSI A88X-G45 GAMING Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Motherboard retails at around RM 500, it is without a doubt it’s really a great offering from MSI. A red and black themed motherboard that’s feature rich and comes with a free game too.

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