Summary: An excellent motherboard. The system I have runs with an AMD A8-5600K, 8gb RAM, a 180gb SSD for programs/OS and a 1tb HDD for data storage. It is very fast, especially compared to my old system. If you have Windows 7, be sure to install all the drivers from the MSI website as Windows 7 does not have them in its update database like it does with some other hardware.
Summary: The board mostly is great. The only complaint I have is that the USB controllers are intermittent at best. The USB 2 ports disconnect several times a second. The USB 3 ports are actually usable, however they also have intermittent disconnects. I should RMA the board, but instead I'm just adding a USB 2 card for the mouse and Bluetooth. After some online research this seems to be a common problem on MSI AMD boards.