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!!!
Summary: The motherboard is very very good but has two major flaws. 1) it doesn't have a usb 3.0 header to connect a front panel with usb3 ports (even though it has usb3 on the back panel) 2) it doesn't support AMD FX-8350 4Ghz , it only goes up to FX-8320 !!! very dissapointed
Summary: I like the mainboard however my mouse is bluetooth, when the usb is connected at the back, the mouse is sluggish. I managed to fix the problem by attaching it to to usb at the front of the PC.