Summary: As motherboards go, this is more than adequate, but has a few shortcomings worth noting. This was a VERY tight fit in my "Cooler Master Centurion 534 Plus" case. This case is quite large, with five 5 1/4-inch front bays.
Summary: I purchased this board with an AMD 8350 and 16gb corsair vengence and an AMD 7970. I am used to Asus so it took a little to get used to but MSI includes a boatload of software to use with the board like OC Genie, ClickBIOS and a few others.
Summary: Works great, other than when I got it, the clips for the PCIe slots were broken off. This was not stated in the product over view. Other than that, it's great. I have an AMD 8150 8 core processor in it with 16gb ram. It makes for a monster machine. UPDATE: board still working like a champ!!!
Excerpt: This is a 140 TDP board which is suitable for the newer FX 8 Series processors also this is the V2 version which has been tweaked further for better stability. This is not a great overclocker's board. Get an Asus 990 board if you want to achieve stable overclock speeds.
Excerpt: After using this for a month I can say that this is a great product. If you are an average guy (like me) you will be greatly pleased with the performance and future proof capability that comes with this motherboard. This is a very reliable product.