Inside the Box
Our first stop with the MSI 965 Platinum is the packaging that MSI puts the board in as well as what you get extra. The box is very simple design - it's the same colour scheme that MSI uses for most of its Platinum series boards.
The back contains some info on the board's features as well as the colour photo to show you just what it looks like.
MSI provides for its documentation and software a single user manual which is quite extensive in its explanation of not only the board and its features but also the included software that MSI provides on the driver CD.
MSI provides in its cable bundle a rounded IDE cable with two drive support and a rounded FDD cable that supports a single floppy drive. It's nice to see rounded cables being included again if you're still using IDE devices such as DVD drive as airflow will be improved inside your case by using such cables.
In the serial cable bundle MSI comes up a little short. A single SATA data and power splitter are provided out of the seven onboard SATA ports there are and that is very disappointing. Manufacturers should include the same amount of data cables as what their motherboards support.
For the break away cables MSI provides a couple of them. One contains two Firewire ports, a 6-pin and a 4-pin port. The second is a USB 2.0 bracket with MSI's Diagnostic LED system so you don't have to open the case to determine the error codes.
Lastly on the accessories we have the rear I/O shield that MSI uses for ATX cases. Since their ports are now a non-standard ATX setup, each company has long provided an I/O shield for their boards.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications]
- Page 3 [Inside the Box]
- Page 4 [Motherboard]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Overclocking]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Everest]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - PCMark]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - WorldBench]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Adobe Premiere Elements]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - PREY]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Western Digital reveals new 12TB Helium He12 hard drives
- Tech companies team up to create Global VR Association
- Final Fantasy XV to get free major content updates
- Final Fantasy XV reportedly coming to PC in 2018
- Faraday Future unveils its first electric car next month
- asrock 880g pro3 codes E8>54>19
- ADATA SC660 240GB Portable SSD Review
- Will this Build be Quite, Small and powerfull ?
- Mouse skipping/jumping and audio stuttering
- [Bios problem, manual Vcore] Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 3-EU
- Bluetooth 5 specification now available, 4x Range, 2x Speed
- Zadak511 reveals SHIELD Series with RGB DDR4 RAM and RGB SSD
- Jonsbo announces QT03A and VR2 cases, and FR-101 fan series
- Cooler Master announces the MasterCase Maker 5T
- be quiet! announces the Dark Base Pro 900 case with tempered glass window side panel