Summary: Not sure why people have had problems with this board. I have purchased 20 to 30 MSI motherboards and this is the best I've seen. (I have not received any DOA MSI boards) If you got a 1090T or 1100T; This board was made for you.
Pros: Sata 6 and usb 3.0. Build quality is outstanding! Overclocking is so easy on this board. 1090t stable at 4.5 gigz with a H70 took no time at all. It's almost like the motherboard is the best device in my system.
Cons: Board is narrow, so must be careful when plugging in the 24 pin. Other than that i can't think of anything.
Summary: i would buy another one. i will prolly never use the fusion setting, but i liked the usb 3 and the fact i could with out a doubt use my nivida vid cards sence most new amd boards seem either to say do not use nivida with amds new chip sets or dont say at all..
Pros: nice lay out easy to set up looks good to nice options first Msi i have bought in awhile very impressed and its blue and silver like colors match my ram and case
Pros: Combined this with a AMD Phenom X2 and it unlocked the 2 extra cores with one setting change (its in the manual don't complain unless you read it) Haven't tried the Hydra yet, as i dont have a extra GPU around but hope to try it soon.
Cons: Brown??? really they cant come up with a nicer color?
Summary: Great for using two different gpu brands! Do a little bit of research on setting it up correctly though. I actually just put the gpus in and loaded the updated drivers for both gpu and the updated driver the hydra chip and haven't had a problem since.
Pros: Fuzion technology is great. Wasn't hard to set up at all. Running a 5870 with a 9800gtx+. Haven't tried the OC Genie but unfortunately I am hearing not so good things about it so I will probably just OC myself.
Cons: Wish it had a little more room (length) so I could actually utilize the pci slots with two gpus on the board. With the two cards that I have, I can't fit anything else on there.
Summary: my build with msi 870a fuzion: AMD phenom II 1090t 3.2ghz x6 cpu Msi Radeon 5770 ADATA 1600 gaming series RAM CM GX 750w psu CM storm scout case 64gb adata ssd 500gb samsung spinpoint hdd
Pros: After lots of research, I chose this board because you get a lot for your money. As long as do your research on what's compatible, it should work without a hitch. It's running great for me on new build. Works flawlessly with my Window 7 ultimate edition
Cons: This could be a mistake I made, but I could not get Windows XP home edition to work with it. On the msi website it says compatible with windows 7 and Vista. So probably oops on me. However, I find that very surprising considering xp isnt THAT old.
Summary: A note to all who may doubt the claims of cross-vendor GPU computing: I have witnessed first-hand the viability of this chip. I have spent hours testing various games with the combination of GPUs that I had available and this is an edge over SLi and CrossFire if you ask me.
Pros: -SATA 6/USB 3 for $140, dedicated Marvell SATA6 controller, very fast w/ WD Black SATA 6 -HydaLogix 200 chip for cross-vendor GPU gaming, have tested this ability with HD 5870 x GTX 260, and 5870 x GTX 460 combinations and the results are pretty impressive. Metro 2033 on 5870 alone 14 FPS, with G...
Cons: Cheap PWM MOSFET. 4 CPU power phases is rather low for a gaming mobo, granted for $140 I can't complain, it would have been nice to have at least 6, seeing as how my 1055t uses all 4 when running idle on stock settings... HOT HOT HOT Nothbridge! The heatsink with the "MSI Multi -GPU Computing" ba...
Pros: This is a very good motherboard. I spend my work days building various circuit boards for a variety of millitary applications. The specifications of "Millitary Class" go beyond just the big fancy components and heatsinks. All millitary circuit boards have to be built to IPC 610-E Class 3 standard...
Cons: MSI needs to learn how to keep circuit boards clean in their manufacturing process. There is flux residue left behind... be it no-clean or W/S... it still looks bad and detracts from the "millitary grade" appeal.
Summary: Windows 7 Pro (64) AMD 1090t at 3.9 (very stable) MSI 870A Fuzion 2 X 4870 (crossfire, I know they are old but I can't give em up) G Skill Ripjaw 8gb (4X2gb running 1600)
Pros: Price/Performance. Even if you don't use the Fuzion technology, the motherboard is a beast. Is it top of the line? No. But it is VERY close. If you have a great or decent CPU, you can easily OC. I currently have the 1090t running at 3.9 and is very sable. I couldn't quite get to 4.0 or beyond wit...
Cons: None -- except the reviewer that gave 1 egg because he doesn't know how to read descriptions. It VERY CLEARLY is printed in bright colors on the box "AMD 770 Chipset". Newegg never mentioned anything about an 870 chipset. You need to read ALL descriptions before purchasing any products. You shoul...