Summary: Slick looking board and ready for 125 Watt processors and dual video card use (SLI/ Crossfire). I can't attest to the stability of 125 Watt CPU usage with these boards, but they revised the board to address previous issues with 125 Watt CPU's so I would hope they squashed problems. I used 2 AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3 Ghz 95 Watt CPU's, because there was a great sale at that time and in my mind it bought extra assurance there would be no problems at all.
Pros: Everything about the board is very good in my opinion. The UEFI BIOS was a bit different than I was used to when I installed the 2 for a friend who needed a new PC for his wife and himself, but I quickly adapted and came to like it. Built 2 identical systems for him with this board with 8 Gigs of G.Skill Ares and a HIS Radeon HD 7770 video card. They absolutely loved them and they are still running strong today.
Cons: Only hiccup I can recall that he phoned me about was something I encountered when testing the units before delivery. When changing the boost for the microphone input there is sometimes a glitch that will make the software for the built-in sound chip think you are constantly trying to plug in a device into one of the speaker ports. Turning of auto-plug notification in the software eliminates this, and I would think a newer driver might have fixed this by now. I never l...
Summary: Wonderful board...... It came slightly damaged and was unable to boot after any installations returned it for a new one.. and it gave the exact performance i needed.. Best part is the onboard audio allows you to control the ports how you want to.
Summary: Has lots of goodies but lacks a PCI3 slot for the more advance high performance video boards; only one PCI2 slot. Also lacks a 20 pin receptacle for a front panel USB3 output port. Can buy an adapter for USB2 speeds. Only have been running Windows 8.1 for two days with no problems. Hope it lasts a long time.
Summary: I purchased this motherboard as part of a barebones kit. It's a nice board. The mid tower case that came with the build came with 2 USB 3.0 inputs on the front of the case. However, I could not enable them because the motherboard has no header for plugging the connector in. One edge of the motherboard was damaged but the damage did not reach any foils on the board and it works fine.
Summary: I love this motherboard, I had previously only purchased ASUS Motherboards for their ease in setup, but the experience I had with the new BIOS could not have been any easier. I would recommend this board to anyone wanting to upgrade their PC.
Summary: Built my own system around this motherboard. Very simple to set up. It is used in production, Film and TV. 3D animation mostly. Never had any issues. I have had this running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for over a year now, great product.
Summary: I originally purchased this motherboard as an ungrade to my gaming rig. It worked well for about 8 months, then I started having issues. The computer would start randomly shutting down on me. Then it stopped running at all. I took my system apart down to the bare essentials, and managed to get it running for a few.
Summary: Works like a charm! Tried a cheaper MSI board and it was defective so decided what the heck, why be penny wise and pound foolish, go with quality. Well worth it! This board is highly recommended! Am now an MSI fan.