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MSI G41TM-E43 Motherboard Review

From a features point of view the G41TM-E43 motherboard delivers for the HTPC user. Features like Blu-Ray audio playback through the onboard sound, an ok integrated graphics chip with the G41, HDMI and DVI-D support on the rear I/O, support for Core 2 Quad CPUs like the Q9400 can make a great HTPC. Granted, gaming performance on the G41 is not the greatest, but if you are using your computer to watch Blu-Ray movies, play console games and watch TV playing computer games on the integrated graphics is the last thing you should worry about. HTPC users are looking for small, quiet motherboards with basic integrated graphics to play back Blu-Ray movies and this board does that. By Benjamin Sun

From a features point of view the G41TM-E43 motherboard delivers for the HTPC user. Features like Blu-Ray audio playback through the onboard sound, an ok integrated graphics chip with the G41, HDMI and DVI-D support on the rear I/O, support for Core 2 Quad CPUs like the Q9400 can make a great HTPC. Granted, gaming performance on the G41 is not the greatest, but if you are using your computer to watch Blu-Ray movies, play console games and watch TV playing computer games on the integrated graphics is the last thing you should worry about. HTPC users are looking for small, quiet motherboards with basic integrated graphics to play back Blu-Ray movies and this board does that.

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