Summary: Got this motherboard about a year ago when it was the cheapest one to support 220W Cpu's and it is still working well with no signs of stopping. Paired it with an FX 9370 and a Corsair h100i and easily overclocked to 5ghz. I am also currently running a Coolmax 1000w PSU, a GTX 980 and 8GB of ADATA RAM @ 1866 MHz. Battlefield 4 easily stays above 100fps (max settings) and Assassins Creed Unity runs at 60 almost all the time (also max settings).
Summary: Couldn't be happier with this motherboard. I upgraded to replace a burned out processor from an older MSI board, and am extremely pleased with everything to do with this board. The whole board runs cool, thanks to the heatsinks everywhere, and is really well designed. Ports go to the right places, and are easy to access. The BIOS is easy to understand, and manipulate. The support is amazing, MSI steps up to the plate with their products.
Summary: AWESOME Motherboard came as described. I am also a big fan of all MSI Motherboards and Video Cards. I think I think MSI puts just as much time and quality into their Computer components as ASUS does. I also like the fact that MSI sticks with one color scheme like ASUS does. I have been buying MSI Motherboards since about 1997 now.
Summary: yeah! perfect replacement for a blown MSI system board. Will plug and play with minimal driver updates... just don't try and run the "old" MSI auto update program.. install from disk and then update existing onboard peripheral drivers. Had minimal problems bringing my system back up after a lightning strike that did the following - blown SATA bus, blown NIC card, blown EIDE onboard slot and a shorted 1/2 stick of a 4gb memory stick.
Excellent MSI Motherboard!!! One of the Best for $200, and only few can beat it!!! Love @ MSI!!! Highly Recommend!!!
20 August 2014
Summary: My previous newer system went kaput and had to start almost completely over, loosing hundreds of dollars in the process... My previous motherboard was the @ (Gigabyte AM3+ GA-990FXA-UD5)., which the motherboard's @ ethernet-port went into a constant "deep sleep mode" before finally dying altogether and I then tried re-updating the Bios via Gigabytes' @ 'in-windows' Bios-update software to see if there was an issue there...
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.