Summary: I used this MB for my first build. The MB comes with ton of accessories. I can feel the high quality and thoughts after the product during my building of system. The sound card comes with the package is really good, supports 7.1 channel and 109 SNR. And it is one of the first MB supports USB 3. I love it.
Summary: I did not buy this board from Amazon, but so frustrated at the board I wanted to comment everywhere I can. This board got my attention due to the number of hot swappable SATA ports, although I don;t overclock I prefer boards that do, and the easy overclocking Genie seemed easy enough to do light overclocking. Be sure to read several forums on this board and the problems people are having. I had to RMA mine after 30 days and no longer under exchange days.
Summary: This is a top of the line motherboard. Has all the features you need plus more. High quality and performance. Would purchase this board again and again. Best board in it's class in my opinion.
Summary: Bought one of these from Amazon as I really liked the specs and features. Tried all the usual tricks - using known good ram, known good CPU, resetting CMOS etc etc but the board never did POST. Sent it back. Received another one from Amazon today...same problem!! This time I individually tested EACH component including every memory stick, the CPU, the video card(s), even the individual power cables from the PSU on a "known good" board - guess what? They all worked fine.
Summary: I had the Evga x58 3sli mb and it was good but this mb the graphics are way better just changed. The. Mb was all big diffrece msi big bang x58 1366 I have i7- 920 """"""" Evga gtx570"""corsair hx1000 psi it plays game so smooth.
Summary: I had previously been using ASUS products until I tried their ASUS LGA 1366 - Intel X58 - Republic of Gamers - ATX Motherboard Rampage III Extreme , which worked for 10 minutes and then completely died. While walking through Fry's Electronics one day, I saw this motherboard and thought that it was much better than anything that ASUS had to offer, so I tried it, and I can't be happier.
Summary: This is a great board since it "looks" like it would provide everything you need. I mean, wow! look at all the pci-e slots and it's perfect configurations. HOWEVER, things do not seem what they ought to me. From my experience, you'll get extreme lag when you have 12gb of Ram on this board and/or going SLI.
Summary: Rebuilt my system and this seemed a no brainer. Long story short I could not get it to work, had to spend a lot of money on the Geek Squad to tell me the board was bad and to RMA it. Was my first RMA ever and will say for Amazon they are amazing. They over-nighted me a new one. Put it in and nothing. Back to Geek Squad and more money to find the problem was not enough power. Word of caution.
High End, Top Performance Motherboard for mainstream X58 mobo price.
J. C. Kim, Amazon
4 November 2010
Summary: I love this mobo from MSI. Very well made, solid, very stable when you get the correct bios. Good OC, awesome look, good layout. Too bad it does not have a PCI Express Bridge like NF200 or Lucid Hydra... The best of all, this motherboard cost US$ 300 which is the price range of a mainstream X58 board from other brand... and this one has all the features and performance of the High End US$ 400+ boards from other brands.