The X58 chipset has been introduced to the market for 9 months, and is still on top-of-the-range of Intel product line. For some main board manufacturers, Micro ATX is no longer a low-priced product. Ever since DFI released its first Micro ATX X58 in January, MSI and Asus started to include Micro ATX in high performance product category.
I believe most of you have basic understanding of X58 Micro ATX. This time, we have MSI X58M which is a rare X58 Micor ATX in the market. The lowest price for X58 ATX is below US$200. We would like to introduce you MSI X58M which is a price-valued Micro ATX. The spec of X58M changes the concepts of cheap, less function, just enough performance, and low grade for Micro ATX. X58M allows Micro ATX users to experience high grade computer structure, in the meantime, the expandability and support have greatly improved.
Let’s take a look at the package
User’s manual. Driver and software CD. Cords. CrossFire connector.Closer Look At The BoardLower left of the main board
2 X PCIE X16 supports CrossFire and SLI, bandwidth X16+X16
1 X PCI
There is a power button down below.Lower right of the main board
7 X SATAII(ICH10R, Raid 0/1/5)
1 X Floppy
1 X IDEUpper right of the main board
6 X DIMM DDR3, DDR3 800/1066/1333(OC)
power inputUpper left of the main board
6 phase power supply. Active Power Switch
Cooling device also provides LGA775 which only can be found on FOXCONN X58 before.
This will save consumers’ money on purchasing high-end cooling device.IO
6 X USB 2.0
1 X 1394a
1 X eSATAMOSFET materialNorthbridge cooling module