IMG 9476 Budget Bliss   the MSI P6NGM featuring the MCP73PV chipset

Here we have the P6NGM , coming in an azure coloured retail box, littered with MSI’s signature "Space cruiser" picture, an icon of MSI’s since their Intel 800 series of chipsets.

IMG 9477 Budget Bliss   the MSI P6NGM featuring the MCP73PV chipset

Bird’s eye view of the mainboard – MSI has been known for using red-coloured PCBs for their mainstream lineup of mainboards. Neat & organised board layout , no complaints here!

IMG 9478 Budget Bliss   the MSI P6NGM featuring the MCP73PV chipset

Taking a look at its I/O ports – we have the standard fare of P/s2, USB, gigabit LAN , and audio outputs. What really stands out is the HDMI port!

IMG 9480 Budget Bliss   the MSI P6NGM featuring the MCP73PV chipset

The board features a 3-phase power design , also adopting to utilize solid-state capacitors near the PWN  area due to their resillience against heat and long-term usage.

IMG 9481 Budget Bliss   the MSI P6NGM featuring the MCP73PV chipset

Over here we have the internal connector ports, neatly arranged.

IMG 9482 Budget Bliss   the MSI P6NGM featuring the MCP73PV chipset

The Realtek 8211BL Gigabit LAN controller is responsible for bridging the digital divide between the mainboard’ and the rest of the online community.

IMG 9483 Budget Bliss   the MSI P6NGM featuring the MCP73PV chipset

And for your ever-increasing audio desires, the Realtek ALC888 onboard sound decoder chip will see to it! The ALC888 series are high-performance 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codecs providing ten DAC channels that simultaneously support 7.1 sound playback, plus 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the front panel stereo outputs. A huge improvement in onboard sound capabilities i’d say!