Summary: MSI Big Bang XPower ii board was "Dead on arrival". After calling MSI Canada the tech said it was my equipment that and not the board or "no fault of MSI product". The tech or the sales support personnel ask what like of board was it, I replyed MSI Big Bang XPower ii he asked if it had any video...
Summary: Right out of the box this looked like a beautiful MB. It installed easily and felt sturdy. The documentation makes it easy to see where everything connects too, although there are some power points you begin to wonder if they are really needed (Hint...they ARE).
This board seems excellent but falls short with regards to functionality
Mark L. Fugate, Amazon
1 January 2013
Summary: This board appears to be an excellent board until it is put into service. The board has many bells and whistles for the WIndows user community but falls short when employed as a LINUX server and workstation combination.