Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT until you find out how much time is left on the warranty. MSI warranty is based on the date of manufacture not by when you bought the mainboard. So if it has been on the shelf for 1 year, you will only get 2 years warranty. Regardless of what your receipt says, you will be denied RMA. If you have to RMA the board, they might send you a board that dies within 1 year. This is a true story that happened to me.
Summary: I got this MSI board a few months ago as a Christmas gift. When I got everything installed, I got a blue screen immediately when loading Windows 7. After doing some research, I discovered the board was bad. Sent it back to MSI. Got a replacement board, and it was DOA as well. This one won't read 2 of my sticks of ram, and freezes randomly. Sending it back again.
Summary: MSI has always been the brand that I have always trusted. I have to say I have become disappointed in their quality. Three of the last four of their motherboards I had purchased, failed right out of the box. two of which was this one the 970 chipset and the other two was the 990 chipset. the first one couldn't even complete loading the bios screen for the first time, the second, lasted 2 weeks before it started crashing on bios boot screen.
Summary: Just ordered this product... I antipiate no issues with it, however Amazon states $30.00 dollars in rebates (offer from MFG) when in fact its only $15 (its posted twice on their rebate system/popup)