05 - Conclusion
Regarding MSI's 915G Combo features, the only disadvantage is the lack of firewire slots. Everything else a modern computer user might need is already provided on the motherboard. Gigabit LAN, soundcard, 6 USB slots and the integrated graphics card, all add up to this board's completeness.
Overclocking with the 915G Combo was quite satisfactory. We successfully set the processor at a 20% higher clock speed without loss in stability. Further increase was also possible but the stock fan on our CPU prevented us from getting a stable boot to windows as the processor overheated easily.
The MSI 915G Combo costs around $130, which might seem a lot, but on the other hand, MSI's 915P version costs approximately $120. $10 for the extra integrated graphics processor, the 915G, is an excellent price as the cheaper PCI-express graphics card you can get will cost you about $100. However, what you pay is what you get and the on-chip GPU is absolutely awful in 3D games and applications.
-DDR and DDR2 support
-Connectivity support for up to 10 drives.
-Lousy 3D performance
-Lack of firewire slot
Value for money