MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 Micro ATX Motherboard Review

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It seems like the prices of everything continue to rise. Some of this is due to natural disasters. For example, the price of hard drives have risen due to flooding of the factories. Other prices continue to rise due to greed and the trickle down effect. Basically, the trickle down effect means that someone in the end has to pay the bills, so in a sense, if everyone does not pay their fair share then the people at the bottom of the ladder will be paying an astronomical amount of money. At least that is the way it works with taxes, sometimes it is just the fact that everyone in the supply chain makes some money off of an item, pushing the cost up each time.



At least some things can be ordered direct from the manufacturer. Eliminating the middle man can, at times, create a good amount of savings. There are some other types of items where there is a lot of competition and one of those is the electronics market. Competition often drives down prices and it is what we have to thank for the ability to buy or build a budget computer system. Without it, there would be no such thing as a budget system and computers would still only be for businesses and wealthy people.



The MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 motherboard features the A85 chipset and the FM2 socket to support AMD’s latest Richland APUs. The MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 motherboard takes the form of a Micro ATX board and is targeted at mainstream users. MSI includes all solid capacitors in the board to increase the life of components and protection against damage with anti-ESD ICs on the board. OC Genie II and Click BIOS II are provided for instant overclocking and easy to navigate UEFI BIOS. Connectivity options include USB 3.0 ports, SATA 6G, Onboard LAN, HDMI 1.4, and Super Charger USB port. Support is provided for AMD Dual Graphics technology, linking select discrete GPUs and APU for better graphics performance.