Summary: Accidentally banged it a couple times while assembling and it still performs well with no noticeable ex or internal damage. Great value for price in my opinion and exellent MB for new PC builders such as myself.
Summary: This worked at first, although it reported a very high temperature for the CPU in the BIOS and to apps (using Linux Ubuntu 14.04). Fortunately, the audio stopped working, which gave me the opportunity to return it to Amazon without paying shipping, and I got a similar Asus instead. The Asus works perfectly, and reports a much more reasonable CPU temperature.
Summary: I bought this as a motherboard replacement to an old one that was finally retired. Being an AM3+ motherboard, I slapped a 6300 in it and it's been running great ever since. Be forewarned though, as I've heard that anything above an 8320 has given this motherboard power issues. For that, I have to dock it a star, but otherwise, it works perfectly as intended. The BIOS is great as always and it includes a nice GUI, mouse support, easy OCing, and even an internet browser.
Summary: I purchased this MSI motherboard as a replacement board for an existing system. I matched up my current components -- having found others rating it highly. It hasn't disappointed. I continue to be a fan of MSI!
Summary: I ordered this board to replace an aging am3 motherboard in my flagship pc. Since I was upgrading to AM3+ I decided what the hay I'll get an fx8320 to replace my phenom ii t1100. Hands down the best improvement to my pc since my first ssd upgraded. this board has tons of cool features I can use in the future to really push this machine. It's been my miss fortune in the past that having integrated graphics has been a strain on the main board, that is why I chose this one.
Summary: I was going to use this for a build involving the fx 8320, but upon research, I realized that this has no VRM heatsink, so anything above 125w beware. I ended up using this with an fx 6300 and I regret nothing. The onboard audio was surprising to say the least. You get all the features you would normally get with a board that is 30 dollars more expensive.
Summary: cant ask for a better board for the price try and look, My old board was only 4 months old would not run crossfire for some reason it kept blue screening put this 1 in and it works great no problems.