Summary: Very disappointed that newegg will let dead boards be sold on their site. Mine def had been used before and was a repackaged return or something similar. Have built over 500 rigs and know what to look for and mine had the signs along with the fact that someone re-sealed the anti static bag.
Summary: For the price, this board sure has the bang for the buck. Have had it for a few weeks now, and love it.
Pros: Onboard video, audio, and networking in case of equipment failures. Uses a Standard BIOS and not UEFI. (I use GNU/Linux too.) Good list of supported hardware configurations.
Cons: These won't knock off eggs, but they could be improved upon: The motherboard is a bit small for MicroATX and in some cases the front edge of the board comes up short from mounts which can leave the board ill secured to flexing. No clear way to update the BIOS. A BIOS flashing utility that works f...
Summary: Wish china hadn't taken back Hong Kong because once great MSI now sucks.
Cons: Bought four of these boards. Each one has flawed audio with breaks and pauses in the sound. Installing a audio card does not help. Something is wrong with the processors relationship to the board. Mouse is often erratic and one of my boards crashs frequently. Don't buy this board.
Summary: I wanted a motherboard that would work with a Linux style operating system. This motherboard advertises "Active Phase Switching that works for ANY O.S". I paired this with a B59 processor and 8gig of TEAM 1333. I loaded her up with UBUNTU15.04 64bitt.
Pros: I had no problems with this motherboard. Works well with Linux style operating systems.
Summary: So not only is our business out of the money we spent on this thing, but it's also potentially hurt our reputation. I've worked with MSI products before, some decent and some not so much. I personally am entirely underwhelmed by this experience, and our business will adjust accordingly.
Pros: Cheap, came as part of a pre-designed combo package. Easy to install.
Cons: Overall product is terrible. I'm a manager at a computer repair shop and we used this board as part of a combo package to give our customers the opportunity to buy a custom built, performance based unit. When we initially built the unit it ran okay. We put a quad core processor in it and it seeme...