Summary: After a ton of research, I bought this to replace a fried mobo in my HP Envy H8 PC. It's running an AMD 6-core FX-6120, 16GB DDR3-1600 RAM, Windows 8.1 Pro, and the graphics card is a Powercolor ATI HD 7790. The on-board audio drives my Superlux HD 668B headphones beautifully. I plan to get the Logitech Z506 surround 5.1 speaker system in the future and have no doubts of a great experience.
Summary: I've managed to build an AMD CrossifreX desktop in a mATX form factor with this motherboard. The most attractive feature was the dual x8 PCIe lane speeds - ideal for multi-gpu systems. The cpu core unlocker feature also instantly uncorked an AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.0 GHz cpu into an X4 B55 on the first attempt. Fitting two dual-slot grapics cards precluded the inclusion of a sound card. I'm not an audiophile but the onboard sound appears to be quite good.
Summary: I used this motherboard with my water cooled AMD Phenom ii X4 965 processor, 2 gtx 550ti graphics cards, and 16GB G.SKill Ripjaws ram (4x4GB) and it works amazingly. I got my processor to 4.5 ghz fairly easily and everything held up, honestly there's really no need to buy anything more expensive unless you need a PCI Express 3.0 port, which this lacks.
Summary: If you've made it here looking for a great, easy to set-up, trouble-free AMD MB, then look no further. Buy this one! Decent manual, good bios, easy to overclock, good separation between PCI-E slots for Crossfire, good placement of SATA ports, room for CPU cooler, excellent design and layout, top quality components and good looking. Maybe not perfect, but closer than I've found from other MB manufacturers.
Summary: I just swapped out my Acer Aspire am2 duo 4400+ board with this one I didn't want to replace the case irreplaceable there's none like it of course still got all the old stickers on it going to leave them people going to want to steal it coding the inside..lol... Running an AM3 phenom 3.3ghz x2 unlocked 3.3 deneb b60x4 along with the 6mb L3 cache and OC'd get this "3.850ghz" runs 4.2 stable and can be overclocked 4.5 seriously...
good graphics at a reasonable price for FX8120 processor
Cruz Carpenter "Technoid", Amazon
29 June 2012
Summary: I was looking for an 890G chipset with built in graphics to use with AMD's 8 Core FX8120 CPU. I had purchased another brand first only to find the onboard graphics not working out of the box. I plugged in this motherboard and it worked great out of the box. The only thing lacking was this motherboard only came with one SATA cable and an IDE cable. 2 SATA cables would have been nice. I did not buy this for gaming or overclocking.
Summary: Quality product, packed well. Easy to install. Loved the extra connectors to assemble the individual pins as a unit (from the power buttons, sound, etc. on my box), much easier than trying to group those together while installing it. I'd have loved one more USB connector, but that's not really a negative, I knew what I was getting when I bought it, and it installed easily and works flawlessly.
Summary: Easy install, easy adjustments, good onboard sound, good onboard graphics (for HTPC not gaming), easy overclock, sturdy construction, Sata III capable, able to handle 16 GB of RAM, for a medium price and a small frame this little board does a lot of good things, quickly!
Summary: The MB MSI is a great alternative to have a powerfull game machine and renders machine. I recommend it to those who haven't 1500-2000$, to buy a render machine like the mac book pro, or Dell Vostro with Win7 64 bit. With only a little over $600 I could build my pc with the following components: MSI 890GX Motherboard AMD Phenom II 1095t PNY Dual Channel DDR3 4GB (2x2GB) Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb / s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive...