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MSI® AMD® 890GX and SB850 Chipset - Socket AM3 @ FSB5200MHz - DrMOS,APS,OC Dial,MAS FSB,M-Flash,All Solid Capacitors,All Shielded Choke
2 x PCI-Ex16, 1 x PCI-Ex1, 1 x PCI, 4 x DDR3-2133*(Max 16GB), 5 x SATA 3, 1x IDE, RAID 0/1/5/10, 2 xUSB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0(4/4), 1xTPM, 1x eSATA, DVI, HDMI
Realtek® ALC889 (True Bluray) Azalia 7.1ch Sound, PCI Express Realtek® 8111DL Gigabit LAN Fast Ethernet, PS/2 keyboard OR mouse
USB 3.0, SATA 3.0, APS, DVI/HDMI (HTPC Ready) , USB Safeguard, M-Flash, All Solid Capacitors, Easy OC Switch, Lossless Blu-ray Audio
Sideport Memory-Equipped 1 Gigabit (128MB) DDR3 1333MHz IGP , CrossfireX & Hybrid Crossfire

I know its a motherboard, but what does it mean when it says and SB859 chipset? and is this motherboard any good? does it have any special features?
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  1. The SB850 is the south bridge chip. mobos have a northbridge and a southbridge. Usually the NB is advertised, and the SB is kinda forgotten. I think NB handles, CPU, memory and graphics as main functions, whereas SB deals with networking, sound, and some of the PCIs (I might be wrong , though).
  2. 1- SB859 doesn't exist.
    2- The mobod is good for support the Phenom II series (include X6), but if you want overclock avoid the 890GX and mobos with onboard video, get a 890FX chipset.
  3. saint19 said:
    1- SB859 doesn't exist.
    2- The mobod is good for support the Phenom II series (include X6), but if you want overclock avoid the 890GX and mobos with onboard video, get a 890FX chipset.

    Typo, dude, 0 is next to 9. Have mercy...lol
  4. I know, but if he goes to buy a mobo with a SB859, the only thing that he will have is a big laugh.
  5. just one other question is geil ram good?
  6. What other options do you have? I prefer Crucial, Corsair, G.Skill, Kingston (Only HyperX series)
  7. the other options are transcend, mushkin (mushkin is kind of expensive and i have to order it from a different online shop that is much further away it is more effort and the transport cost might be quite hefty) and corsair but the corsair ram is very expensive
  8. Compare all those, Corsair, G.Skill, Geil and Transcend. Compare specs and prices with/without shipping and select the best for you.

    What specs has the Geil, Transcend, Mushkin and Corsair? What are the prices?
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