MSI 890FXA-GD70 is not the cheapest socket AM3 motherboard based on AMD890FX chipset available on the market. In fact, if you are planning to have only one or two video cards, don’t need two Gigabit Ethernet ports, are not really into overclocking and don’t care about having a very high-end voltage regulator circuit, you are better off buying a more affordable product and saving some money.
But if you plan to build a massive CrossFireX array with three or four dual-slot video cards and want them working at high performance, likes overclocking and really thinks it is better buying a motherboard with high-end components, then MSI 890FXA-GD70 is the motherboard you should buy, and in fact it provides an excellent value for its target audience.
It is important to keep in mind that there are cheaper AMD 890FX-based motherboards around with three or four PCI Express x16 slots, but on those motherboards you can’t install three or four dual-slot video cards and also the third and fourth slots may work at x4 or even at x1 speed. However keep in mind that for installing the fourth dual-slot video card you will need a case with eight or more expansion slots.