Couldnt be happier, until the board had to be RMA'd.
Robert Tegland, Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: Side note: Do not update to the bios version from 3/2013 unless you plan to run Windows 8. It will limit your CPU voltage to 1.446 and you cannot flash back to previous versions of the bios. Other then that, I couldnt be happier. Awesome, user friendly bios as well. That 1 star rating needs to be removed as it is incorrect in regards to the title of this product. +1 in my book, especially for the price.
Summary: I bought this board and installed a Phenom II x4 965 and Kingston HyperX 16GB 1600MHz RAM. I had to hard set the RAM settings to get it to work at 1600MHz. The 965 was overclocked to 4GHz pretty easily and running full load at around 50C with a Hyper 212+ cooler. Pros: 1. Price 2. Can OC easily Cons: 1. CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ sits horizontally so air flow is from bottom to top not forward to back. I couldn't figure out orientation setup out so I left it. 2.
Summary: It is what I expected. If I had more to spend I would have selected a different MB but this gave me a lot of bang for the buck and I was on a budget. I wish it had a header for the 3.0 USB ports so they could be brought to the front of the case. There are two 3.0 USB ports but only on the back-plane. But then I knew this before I purchased it. If I am disappointed by anything it is MSI's Overclock Genie.
Summary: This is my first board featuring a UEFI bios, I love it. I'm running the 8350 cpu, updated the bios to be compatible with it by purchasing a $30 Sempron processor. Quick note, just for fun I overclocked the Sempron 145 to 4.0 ghz and it was incredibly quick considering the price (you can even unlock some to dual core). The board is thick and sturdy, excellent quality capacitors and vrm system.
Summary: So far so good! Have not found a single issue with this board. The fact that it has a 32GB memory cap alone is worth the buy. I'm not sure why the guy before me gave this product only 1 star since it doesnt say on in the product details anywhere that it supports DDR2s nor on the box. So if it doesnt say it then its safe to say it doesnt support it. I wouldnt go by that review since its a fault on his assumption rather than a false advertisement. All and All great buy!!!
Summary: I have had this board for about 2 weeks now and my PC runs almost 24/7. I don't have issues with the MB but the manual needs work. The manual you get has the old style BIOS in it and the BIOS that comes with the board you can use the mouse and all the items in the setup are not where the manual says they are. They need to update the booklet.