Summary: bought cause it was an msi computer and i have been a long time fan of them affordable and all its specs met what i wanted to build wonderfully. never had ANY issues whatsoever. bios options are nearly limitless. very good at handling everything under the sun. PLENTY of room to expand with its 4pci 2.0 slots. i highly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice board at an affordable price. although it is outdated now.
Summary: If posting please post having what you use in your build and the uses of your system. Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Power Supply: Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro CPU: AMD 955 PhenomII Quad Core Black Edition RAM: DDR3 OCZ 2x2 4g 1066 Platinum Unganged CPU Cooler: Corsair H50 Video: ATI Radeon HD 5750 Hard Drive: Western Digital 5400rpm 1 TB Sata 64MB cache. Model WD10EARS Drive 1: CD/DVD Samsung model SH-S222 Drive 2: CD/DVD/BluRay LG model WH10LS30.
Summary: I purchased this board about 8 months ago and have been using it since. I paired it with a AMD 955 BE CPU and 8 gig's of Corsair DDR3 1600 RAM. After building the system everything posted perfectly first start up. This board is also a OC's dream with both BIOS and on the fly OC'ing using the on board OC dial. MSI has also been on the ball with regular bios updates, with the most recent ones this board now supports AMD's new 6 core cpu's.
Summary: very nice and perty mobo and works nicely but is a bit ticky at first bios you need to realy update to get it to except alot of dif ram brands and speeds other than that i love it and use it daily and im a major gamer lol
Summary: All other reviewers seemed to cover the great stuff about this MSI Motherboard, I just want to add... I am using this board with Linux Mint 9 KDE. I just run the Mint 9 setup disc and Mint 9 sets up the board perfectly. Mint 09 did not setup HDA ATI-HDMI audio output but, HDA ATI SB ALC889 Analog is good enough for me. I have a dual boot option between Mint 9 and Windows 7, I have never entered Win7 after setup, why would I, I am running Linux.
Summary: Bought this in a package deal with AMD PHENOM II X4 955(Black Box) 3.2Ghz/6MB L3/125 Watt Processor and COSAIR XMS DHX 4GB (2X2GB) PC3-12800 1600mhz 240pin DDR3 CLE Dual Channel of RAM, what a set up, works fantastic. I have no problems and it has been up and running for 1 year now. Still using Windows XP Home Premium, have Windows 7 but have never installed it on this PC yet.
Summary: Installed cpu and memory,mounted it in case,installed video cards,plugged everything else in,turned it on,quick visit in Bios,installed Windows 7...my first "build",couldn't be happier,included quick start guides and manual(I did go to MSI site and download entire manual and reviewed)made it easy to get started,previous computer is a 5 year old single core Compaq so this motherboard with a 965 cpu got me in heaven.lol