Summary: I've honestly been very pleased with this motherboard. I'm just very disappointed that it died, and more disappointed with how difficult it is to get any warranty/service information from the manufacturer.
Pros: Worked fine for the first two years. Fairly stable motherboard, nothing to really complain about. Got the job done.
Cons: All of a sudden it just stopped working. Everything will power up, but the motherboard won't start the BIOS process or provide power to any of the onboard interfaces (USB and ethernet don't seem to have power). Seems like it just randomly decided to die. Newegg said that there was a 3-year limite...
Summary: Suspected that this is OCP, or Over-Current Protection. The Power Phase, Choke, and MOSFETs all seem to be okay. Cannot find documentation regarding the use of the OCP button/light with over-current protection. Either way, dead mobo.
Pros: Lasted for two years. Worked well. Did not overclock or mess with stock voltage settings. Until...
Cons: Boots fine and runs for about 10 minutes. The System blinks off, but the CPU fan is still running and lights are still on. The red Over Clock button light is on / lit and the mobo stops functioning. There is still power to the board, but it is completely non-functional.
Summary: There is no reason for this mobo to be slowly dying on me after 10 months of lite use. I very rarely game more than a couple hours at a time a few days a week. Lately been BSOD like no tomorrow. Memory sticks are fine, hard drive is fine, video card is fine---very irritated!
Pros: Out the box? Worked great, easy set up, nice layout.
Cons: Stability problems seem to crop up after awhile with this model.
Summary: This certainly wasn't what I was looking for in a motherboard that boasts superior quality and reliability. I've had several people whose computers I've worked on have problems, and more often than not, it's due to an MSI motherboard.
Pros: Super quick setup, was exactly what I needed when I bought it.
Cons: What I certainly didn't need when I bought it were blue screens left and right. After about 4 months, I noticed consistent blue screens and narrowed it down to my RAM. I thought it was a pair of bad chips, but I swapped my pair of chips from the slots recommended for single sets to the other sock...
Cons: Bad chipset, slow RMA time (took over a month after being quoted 1-2 weeks) was sent back in an unprotected box with no padding of any kind inside, box was damaged and mainboard had no mounting screws with after being "swapped" for a different board
Pros: All pro's of this motherboard nullified with the lack of MSI support for their product. what good is the board if no one is around when something does go bad?
Cons: Contacting customer support to get it RMA virtually impossible. Sent two emails and called the 1-626 number, voicemail the first time and put on hold then disconnected the second time. Problem like many others, computer would not boot to windows. I swapped out processors, ram, power supply, video...
Summary: This is the only non-Asus mobo I've ever purchased and also the only one that has had trouble.
Pros: Everything worked great after I bought this mobo in 2010! It was paired up with the AMD Phenom II X4 and 4GB of ram.
Cons: One day I was playing Guild Wars 2 and my PC just shut off. It wouldn't turn on again so I suspected the power supply. I threw in a spare power supply, hit the power, and the thing went up in flames! At least 3 of the capacitors burned up. I bought a new mobo from Newegg and surprisingly all the ...
Summary: This is the first time I've ever had a problem with an MSI board, I'll probably buy again but it'll be a while.
Pros: Inexpensive board with plenty of overclocking options
Cons: a little over a year after buying it stopped posting. During diagnosis a message popped up telling me that the computer was requesting a BIOS update but I never was able to get the option again. The CMOS chip presumably is having issues.