WCCFTech has seen some decent Sandybridge offerings from MSI recently. We were especially taken with the budget P67 offering the P67A-C43. The 100 dollar board offers a great over-clocking experience while also providing the latest in storage technologies (USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps). Today we’ll look at its elder brother the GD65 which offers more features and goodies.

Motherboard Specifications

Socket LGA 1155
Processor Support All LGA 1155 Processors
Segment Mid Range
Size ATX
Memory DDR3 4 Slots / 32 GB
Features Military Grade Components 

Active Phase Switching

OC Genie

Onboard Power, Reset, & OC Genie Buttons

On-Board points for voltage monitoring (V-Check)

Multi GPU Support (Xfire & SLi)

EFI Driven Menu

Dual EFI

Slots PCI-e x16 (2) (x16 or x8,x8)PCI-e x1 (3) 


Overclocking Yes (Processor Core)
I/O USB 2.0 & USB 3.0SATA 6Gbps 

Realtek LAN

Packaging & Accessories

The board comes in a usual MSI cardboard box. Military Class components, B3 revision, support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbps are prominently displayed.

An extensive set of accessories, which includes SATA 3 & 6 Gbps cables, USB 3.0 bracket (2 port), points for measuring voltage, 2 port SLI bridge, easy connectors for USB & front port, and the back plate, obligatory disk and manuals are provided with the board. The manual, though well written does get a little confusing as it covers more than one product.

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