Summary: The motherboard supported the 125 watt cpu and was ran the 2400 mhz ram natively at 1600 mhz, no overclocking required using it to game, and stream hd video on multiple monitors simultaneously. I replaced an Intel quad core and got about a 20% fps increase in gaming with the same video card (285gtx) I had before and tabbing between games and videos and emails is a breeze.
Summary: Love this mother board, lots of room on the board for lots of things we computer geeks like. The angled sata ports are a pain and so is the usb port that is at an angle for my case(only thing i did not like).The main thing is to have a big case for this board , because you will be able to expand for a long while. First I got the max memory for this board, this year got nice video card, and a monitor to go with it.
Summary: A few months back I built a workstation for a friend who needed a computer that would out do his $2000 laptop. Needless to say I decided to pick one up from here because of a $10 and a promo from my bank for %10 cash back. Unfortunately their third party drop shipper is terrible as I ordered it with two day shipping on the 18th and as of this review it hasn't even shipped.
Summary: The Mobo I got came with Bios 13.5. I paired it with the FX 8350 & Cooler Master V8 Heat sink. CPU temp does not go above 53C using Artic Silver 5. 8GB G-skill 1866 Ram. 2 Raptor HD's in Raid 0. 2 GF 280 GPU's 512MbI in SLI. System performance rating is 6.4. No overclocking done & my configuration runs awesome.
Summary: I bought this mobo as 'factory refurbished' according to the seller. So I assume the issues I have with the board are related to the conditions of the used motherboard. I'd also assume a brand new mobo of this model would have less issues. The major issue I have with this board is when I plug in or unplug a computer component i.e. a graphics card, a hard drive, a variety of different types of USB dongles.
Summary: I always liked the MSI motherboards. The first one they sent me had a bad usb3 port, they replaced the board with no problem. Once installed into the case, it fired up with no problems. I haven't tried overclocking yet, but this board is simple to do so. I've left my computer on for a month, and had no problem. I did had to changed out one of my older HD since this board only handle the SATA HD.
Summary: Might be returning this board due to corrupted BIOS. Included software utilities are pretty crappy. Pressing OC Genie (overclock) button on board per instructions does not seem to work. Also could not get system to go into BIOS upon startup using DEL key, EVER! Seems to be a relatively common problem for MSI based upon internet searches for this issue. Called technical support about BIOS issue and they said they would email me BIOS software. Still waiting......
Summary: Been relying on MSI motherboards for over 20 years, they have all been solidly build with no flaws or issues. I'm glad there is a vendor like that I can ALWAYS count on to produce quality products with features I need. This board is great, nice colors, solid design, has a bunch of on-board LEDs which is really cool including a power button, power LED and even a HD LED onboard - this works great in my acrylic case. Pros: Everything!
Summary: Of 10 reviews on here 2 of them are complaining about not being able to overclock or run their fx series processors on this board which clearly does not support fx processors so read specs before you buy and make sure your processor is supported as with any mobo