Summary: overall, i cannot believe this board has lasted 4+ years so i gotta give it props for that but if you want to reach that long of a lifespan with this thing, you need to undervolt and NOT overclock the ram slots have given me much grief over the years, i cannot wait until i can upgrade my mobo.
Pros: was cheap in 2010 when i did my first ever build
Cons: last week another ram slot died, now i have 2 out of 4. i'm pretty sure this board killed one of my sticks of ram too 880g northbridge chipset with sb700 southbridge? what kind of blasphemy is that? i guess another way to make the board cheaper? msi why would you just leave all those vrm mosfets ...
Summary: If MSI would like the mb to check why it burned, let me know.
Pros: Lasted 3yr 5 month
Cons: Bad death, was beside the computer and smelled burnt odor. The side cover was off, as I looked a spark came from the mb near the cpu. Spark became spurt of fire, then smoke. Pulled the power cord. Wonder what would have happened if no one was available to pull the plug?
Cons: Cool and quiet doesn't work, look at other reviews. Not good at all for overclocking, research it unlike I did. Blew 2 transistors (vrms?) next to CPU socket, now stuck in boot loop. Lasted just over 2 years.
Summary: Am extremely dissapointed with this product as it died on me on Mother's Day and I had only had the product for 2 years. This is the shortest life span of any mother board I have ever had and am not very happy with MSI right now.
Pros: Ran fast and was happy with it until it just out and out died.
Cons: While I know nothing is made to last forever, not lasting more than 2 years is pretty pathetic. So much for "military grade" as it was kept in a nice clean environment and taken care of and didn't last more than 2 years.
Summary: Do not buy spend a little extra for quality
Pros: It runs well at first.
Cons: I have replaced this board twice. It works well at first then bits the dust. Dvi port stopped working blue screen after running for a few hours. I would like a different type of board but I have had no luck getting a hold of anyone at msi.