MSI P67 Big Bang Marshal Review

MSI P67rB3 Big Bang Marshal Review

Features

The Creative X-fi included is of the soft variety rather than a dedicated chip. A quick peel of that label reveals a much more standard ALC892 Realtek chip.

Demonstrating how feature-laden the Marshal is are the plethora of in and outputs on the backplate. No gaps here.

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The Marshal is equipped with four SATA3 ports and four SATA II ports. Plenty of storage options covered.

We also have the very handy on-board power and reset switches along with the BIOS select and OC Genie options.

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It’s slightly curious to see the USB3 headers all the way over here when the supplied brackets are for PCI mounting rather than drive-bay. A cable fanatics nightmare.

Along with the alternate BIOS MSI have equipped the Marshal with extra PCI-Express options courtesy of some dip switches tucked away in the corner, very handy for fault finding a faulty GPU in a watercooled system.

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The CPU socket is very nice to look at with everything neatly tucked away giving the CPU area an amphitheatre effect that is pleasing to the eye.

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