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.
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.