Summary: Bought the board because it has 5 pci-e 2.0 slots, 2 at x16, 2 USB3 slots and a pci slot. This is very good. It took 2 RMAs to get a working board so there are some riliability problems...don't know how long the final board will work. The user guide is of limited use and scope.
Summary: After a few months mine stopped working. I issued an RMA for this unit and MSI and they charged me 50$ to replace it. A year later I started getting random crashes and eventually would hang on debug LED status 24. After laborious troubleshooting with all components and settings, this motherboard is burnt out again. I did more research on this product and there are known issues with power on this motherboard and it has been discontinued by most retailers.
Summary: This motherboard will not post when using FX 6350 processor. It displays an FF error, and will not post. Other documented cases online of this motherboard giving an FF error using other FF processors as well. Do a search. Also of note, the FF error is not listed in the manual of the motherboard. After some deeper searching through the MSI forums it was found the FF error is "problem with cpu mounting".
Summary: Awesome Motherboard works GREAT!!! Can't ask for a better Motherboard running a Phenom ii X4 CPU at 27 degrees Celsius. Not to mention the price was AWESOME as well at only $80.00 Dollars, and it came with everything and looked band new.
Summary: Love it. The PSI-E slots are rather close, and you'll hardly need 5...but ya...lol, I was originally wanting to do bitmining and worldcommunitygrid on this cpu, but actually made it my gaming powerhouse (I can handle a lot). Only gripe is the audio card burnt out and had to replace with a cheapy $20 from best buy. Other than that, its great.
This is excellent for full am3+ support (including iommu) on the low.
28 December 2012
Summary: Excellent motherboard. Flashed the bios for fx-8350 support and have 3 amd gpus installed without any trouble for additional opencl compute power. Outscoring 3960x's in luxmark on stock settings.
Summary: this motherboard wont boot at all, only getting the "FF" display on the indicator, no signal on the monitor search many forums for help, still no luck, I bought this motherboard last year June 25, 2011, this is the first time I have install it 12/20/12, as I was waiting to get all the other part for the complete build.. I contacted MSI support they requested that I RMA, so I did on the 28th.
Great motherboard - Poor customer service knowledge
Frenchyaz "Salut", Amazon
28 June 2012
Summary: I got this board on sell for probably half the price here which makes it a better deal. I picked this one over others for multiple reasons: 1) It has 5 PCI Express slots (x16, x16, x8, x8, x4) 2) The spacing between PCI Express X16 is enough (PCIE_1 and PCIE_5) for breathing when crossfire 3) I can add one or more RAID controller 4) I can add more than one video card 5) It's half the price than a 990FX chipset 6) It has USB 3.0 and very good Audio 7) It has a dual...
Summary: I got this because I needed a motherboard with 4 PCI express 16 and this board fit the bill. At first I thought all of the extra features were going to be a waste of time, but now I dont know how I lived without them. There are so many great things about this motherboard that I could never list them all here. Main Point: BUY IT!