Summary: This Motherboard boasts 6 SATA III and 4 SATA II but don't believe it... If you put more than 4 drives in it, it won't even boot. RAID only works on the first 2 SATA III's OR the 4 SATA II's. Also, watch out for the size... it's an XL-ATX which means you'll be buying a new case (that's massive). The reason it had to be an XL-ATX was so that it could house the chain-gun looking cooler.
( Warning Warning ) Missing Parts And CPU Scratches And Dead on Arrival
Omar Ku, Amazon
21 December 2013
Summary: Warning Warning Warning Warning Warning Missing Parts And CPU Scratches on the board Amazon Sold Me A Used Board And Sold As New with Missing Parts And CPU Scratches And Dead on Arrival not working at all. Beware Beware Beware Beware Dead on Arrival not working at all.
Summary: Figured I'd give MSI one last try with the new Big Bang XPower II, X79, Socket 2011. Unfortunately the motherboard was Dead On Arrival (DOA) as well as had a loose middle heat sink which would not properly seat with its one (1) securing screw. All items used with and attached to the motherboard I received were directly off of a fully operational; and working X79 motherboard. This board would not post at all as well as the digital readout would not light or work.