MSI MPG B550I Gaming Edge Max Wi-Fi w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, 2.5Gbe LAN, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

MX00117129 MPG B550I Gaming Edge Max Wi-Fi w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, 2.5Gbe LAN, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
MX00117129 MPG B550I Gaming Edge Max Wi-Fi w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, 2.5Gbe LAN, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 MX00117129 MPG B550I Gaming Edge Max Wi-Fi w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, 2.5Gbe LAN, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 MX00117129 MPG B550I Gaming Edge Max Wi-Fi w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, 2.5Gbe LAN, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 MX00117129 MPG B550I Gaming Edge Max Wi-Fi w/ DDR4-3200, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, 2.5Gbe LAN, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

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Friday, September 10, 2021
By: Manav
From: Ottawa

Gets the job done but a few caveats

Strengths:

PCIE gen 4 usb c on back, and front usb c support

Weaknesses:

Poor wifi design limited cooler compatibility

Additional Comments:

This motherboard has a lot of caveats that you should be careful about before buying. The first is the cooler compatibiility. The board uses a backplate that is not the standard AM4 backplate. There is an extra cutout with exposed tracing, so you can't replace with another backplate (unless you cut a hole through it). If your cooler needs its own backplate, it will not work with this board. I used a stock cooler so it didn't affect me. Another caveat is that if you are using integrated graphics, the Wifi antennas suffer since the HDMI port is so close to the antennas and it seems to be causing interference with all of my cables. You can angle your antennas down or straight to fix this, but a bit annoying. If you have a dedicated gpu, this shouldn't matter. Other than that, I like the m.2 slot on the back of the board, makes for easy access to the drive. The m.2 slot on the front has a little fan for it. Makes it a bit hard to replace, but not a problem. The board works great, and seems solid otherwise. I got it for 200, so it was a no brainer at that price.
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