Summary: this is a very stable board. documentation is nice, bios is nice. you can always count on MSI for quick access to drivers. I used to be a pure Asus guy - but I am really impressed with MSI. they pack a lot of features and great utilities. things like RAMDisk and all, very cool.
Summary: I hesitated when I saw some bad reviews of this board on NewEgg, but I still went with this board because of the value. Thankfully mine worked perfectly. Hopefully it will last a few years. I'm overall impressed with this board.
Pros: - Has really good value - Some overclocking features - B75 chipset has enough power for what I need - Lots of system fan connectors - Came with M-Connector - BIOS looks nice - Color-coded I/O shield
Cons: - The main power plug on my PSU won't fully plug in to the 24 pin connector on the board no matter how hard I push, and the latch didn't click - Front panel audio connector won't completely go in either - No onboard buzzer (a lot of MSI boards do) - Only came with BIOS v10.2 out of the box (v10.2...
Summary: Be sure to note that there is only one 6Gbps SATAIII port. Also, you will need a USB3 header cable to get from USB3 mobo to your front panel. I do recommend a full 8-pin connector from PS to the CPU for optimal power & performance.
Pros: Good, attractive layout. Nice color scheme. This runs very nicely with all Intel HDGraphics 2500/4000 integrated CPUs. Reasonable overclocking options. Very stable BIOS, but make sure to do an update as soon as possible before installation of the O/S to ensure stability.
Summary: - Used it for a personal server (2008 R2) - Used my old ATX tower - added G.SKILL Ripjaws 2x4GB DDR3 1066 - INTEL Pentium G645 (Reviewed) - SanDisk SSD 64GB SATAIII 2.5"(reviewed) - LG Retail CD/DVD Burner - CoolMax ZX-700 PSU - BYTECC Card Reader
Pros: -Great Budget Board - SATA III port - USB 3.0 - Able to auto-powerup on an alarm
Cons: - Only one SATA III port, but not a big deal - Only two rear USB 3.0, but not a big deal
Summary: In short, if have "random reboot" issues, update the board's bios via the MSI LiveUpdate software to see if it corrects the problem. (And, if have older DDR3 ram about, install Windows using it. Update the bios, then try your purchased ram.
Pros: Bought for a client's new i5 gaming (re)build since none of the features of the more expensive chipsets were needed. (And, the client was moving a Nvidia GTX 295 from old system to new, so no CF or SLI was needed.) Board setup and install was flawless, and software install using the client's new ...
Cons: When (re)building the system, ran into an issue where it would "randomly" reboot. Prime 95 found that one pair of ram sticks was bad, and a successful RMA corrected the issue with the Prime 95 stability. However, the "random" reboots continued. In summary, the ram used for the rebuild (Crucial Ba...
Summary: Newegg packed the baby jebus out of it. I guess better more packing than less!
Pros: Well I've had the board for just under a month and it's working as expected. For the price I can't complain and it has everything I needed. Videocard, RAM and CPU went in without a hitch and have plenty of room. I haven't been able to get the front sound outputs to work but I'm guessing that is s...
Cons: It is a large board but that is in the description. I have a full size case so it didn't matter, I just had to scrounge up some more screws.
Summary: Be aware that this board will not POST or enter BIOS without a drive attached. Instead it'll throw you a cryptic error message. I ran into this when I did an external boot. This is apparently normal behavior for this board, so don't flip out like I did.
Pros: -Sturdy -Works -uh, blue? -All a cheapo budget builder could possibly wish for
Cons: None as of yet. Took one heck of a long time to ship, though, but there was some weather at fault so no hate towards FedEx.
Summary: After VERY positive results with my first MSI B75A-G43 on OS X Mountain Lion with all software updates, I decided to consolidate several smaller Hackintoshes onto the second MSI B75 G43.
Pros: Excellent compatibility with OS X Mountain Lion. Absolutely no issues whatsosever with OS X. I do my own DSDTs for maximum OS X compatibility.
Cons: Slight con: USB 3.0 header for the front panel ports is somewhat loose. Removing the cable can result in the plastic header receiver becoming detached from the motherboard and going with the cable itself. This occurred on a Corsair 'Carbide' 200R case, upon which I had decided to standardize beca...