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 it was, 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.
Summary: I tried to install a 3TB main drive due to the vast number of programs I have to access daily and in the process the DrMos lights came on. I was just outside the Newegg return policy so had to RMA to MSI. I overnighted the board for $75 in hopes I could one back sooner.
Pros: This board was to replace a failing motherboard that I had been using for Game development and programming for almost 5 years. This board far surpassed the capabilities I needed with plans to replace my GTX-280s OC L/C with a set of 4-way SLI 680s if they even come available. During the day I wor...
Cons: The board is an extra long board. Make sure you choose a case that accepts the added length. I have a Termaltake lvl 10 case and had to modify the case by moving the P/S to make room for the M/B.
Pros: 4 x sli/cf Easy on the eyes Lots of Sata 6g ports
Cons: I did a lot of reasearch before finally settling on a MB for my new PC to replace a 6+ year old This Motherboard has 8 memory Dimms and supposedly supports 128gb in XMP profile for supported ram Soo I bought an 8 dim kit of the Gskill ripjaw series that MSI had on their list of supported models f...