Summary: Besides the Corsair H105 liquid cooling system. Added 2 fans to the top of the case as an add on to the 2 corsair fans. Changed all 3 of the other fans in the case to high output fans 150cfm min.
Pros: Put in the biggest 8 Core Amd processor I could find AMD FX 9590 Overclocked to 5ghz, added 32 gigs of ram, several 2TB Hds Liquid Cooling and the Cooler Master Gaming Case. Nvidia GTX 980 Video. Been building for 25 years and this is the Fastest and most stable machine I have ever owned.
Cons: It does get hot, If you don't do everything you can to keep the temp down this board and processor probably wont work well for you.
What is the problem here with AMD or 990FXA design?
David Merchant, Amazon
14 September 2015
Summary: I have only been building PC's since 1981 so I may not know enough to do what is correct. Here is what's happening: 0. Under all circumstances, the system will run Linux less than 48 hours and then they crash totally -- only removing power will get them to restart. 1.
Pros: This motherboard is in my first custom build and it works great. Everything you need and a little extra. Performance wise it works well and runs really smooth.
Cons: The only thing I can think of is that I'm not 100% sold on the blue and white build color. The blue is a bit light but that's really nothing to take eggs off for because its worth every penny in the technical aspect.
Summary: MSI mobo's have done well for me. The one problem waayy back was the leaky capacitor issue back in the K9 days and many other mobo's had that issue too. Anyway, picked up this GD80 variant from Fry's on closeout, shelf price was $89 and with a $30 rebate, that was hard to pass up.
Summary: I reviewed this product when I first bought it. I didn't I would have so many problems with it.
Pros: overall performance specs are fine
Cons: this thing is just weird. after owning it about a year, it started losing connection to my USB devices. i got an RMA refurb and the problems with that one are as follows: sometimes it takes forever for the BIOS to load up. once while in BIOS, I saw a strange pixilation on the screen. another time...
Summary: I'm waiting for MSI to have a new Mobo with the same features as this one for AMD FX CPU's & DDR 4 compliance.
Pros: I have a review here already & I love the features on this Mobo. I just wanted to add that I'd love to see a new Mobo just like this one, with the same features for AMD+ FX CPU compliant for use with DDR 4 :)
Summary: - could be pro or con. Optional software. Not required, if you don't like a component, don't install it - I bought from another site because Newegg was out of stock.
Pros: I will state some things not mentioned in specs, pictures, and reviews. Northbridge, southbridge, and CAPS between CPU and I/O panel have SLOTTED HEAT SINKS. Air flow cools these areas nicely. Northbridge has a HEAT PIPE! CPU phase LED's are bright blue. Don't like? You can disable them in BIOS. ...
Cons: Limited Fan control. MSI Control center software does not have an auto-load your saved settings. You have to open it and load your settings file. However, you can setup BIOS to control three of the fan headers automatically. You can use a front panel fan controller.
Summary: I don't understand why this Mobo seems hidden from mainstream advertising. Perhaps because it don't have enough or hardly any OC options,, But it does have OC Genie. I never enabled it. My system really runs great without any overclocking done & my System rating is 6.4
Pros: Used an FX 8350 CPU with my build Air cooled with a Cooler Master V8 v2 Heatsink. Gskill Rampage Ram @ 1866 Mhz. 2 GTX 970 GPU's in SLI mode. 2 1TB Raptor HD's in Raid 0 Array. Ultra 1200 W PSU
Cons: The only Con I've read about is this Mobo does not have many OC options. I never OC anything, so it don't matter to me. My config runs great