Good value, may be couple of years old but not showing its age
25 April 2011
Summary: Right off the bat, I have to say this is an excellent board. Supports crossfire, the latest am3 processors and has plenty of room for expansion. The colored ram sockets are pretty awesome, too. The pcb scheme doesn't match the green lighting of my case, but it doesn't make a big difference anyways.
Fine MB, only needs a minor update to work with 6 core processors
3 November 2010
Summary: Fine MB, indeed. Even it doesn't recognize the AMD Thuban 6 core processor when started, after updating its BIOS it worked truly good! BIOS updating can be done after the OS has been installed, but it would be better if you do it before. System runs very well with that processor, Corsair 2GB RAM couple, and Western Digital 1 Terabyte HD. MB's ATI integrated graphics is outstanding, but I added an ATI 5700 series graphic card and an ASUS 24" LCD monitor to the combo.
Summary: Very good Motherboard and easy to assemble with AMD Phenom II Quad and Kingston Hyper X 1600(OC)8Gb Memory Chips. Running smooth and CrossFireX with ATI HD 5770 two cards with no problem. Best price for this MSI Motherboard and I am satisfied and highly recommend to build on this Board.
Summary: I didn't buy this MB despite having used MSI Main Boards in my home-built personal computers for years. The problem is there's a discrepancy between the title and the technical details. The title says this is MSI 790GX-G65, meaning that the North Bridge is supposedly populated with the AMD 790GX chipset. However, the technical details say it's using 790FX. A small matter, perhaps, but as they say, "Caveat emptor!