Summary: the Motherboard worked great, right out of the box, easy setup, very tiny, I had to lengthen some of the cables to reach but all in all a good buy. Odd that it did not come with cover plate or directions.
A wifi dongle, as well as poor fan control make this board a hassle.
11 April 2014
Summary: Pros: Low power consumption, integrated Wifi/Bluetooth. Cons: The Wifi dongle sticks out of the back and is extremely easy to break off, especially if you're doing a lot of travel with this board in a case. Also, the fan control on this board is way too aggressive. I used an Noctua NH-L9a cooler on this board and the fan was idling at around 50% duty cycle the entire time. Save your money and buy a Gigabyte F2A85XN-WIFI. I switched to that board, and I have no regrets.
Summary: I just don't understand all of these positive reviews and positive remarks in the discussion section. People are like 'Is it Wifi ready?' and others are like 'Sure is pal'. No one here is mentioning that both the bluetooth and the wifi do not work with Windows 8.1, and it will probably never work with any future iteration of Windows because MSI and Atheros have stopped updating the drivers long ago. How can this be? The board was just released less than 2 years ago!
Summary: I was more than impressed with this motherboard. I started this project with the idea of making an HTPC/streaming living room box, it turned into a homemade Steam Machine It became a small form factor gaming rig and it absolutely does the job. Installation was a breeze, everything connected as it should with no issues. The UEFI instead of BIOS is amazing. Full GUI and mouse support is leaps and bounds beyond what we remember BIOS to look like.
Summary: I bought this a few months ago. It has been working trouble-free and better than any of the other builds I have tried. I am very happy with it overall. If you're a linux user, you're better off buying some sort of cheap graphics card to complement the build, as using an APU doesn't work as well in Linux as you'd suspect. The only obvious con of the board itself is the wifi component attachment.
Summary: After reading a zillion (ok, not that many), it seemed that no one had a clear "best motherboard brand" or a valid explanation why. So, I decided to opt for MSI. To be completely honest, there aren't many Mini-ITX Mobos out there to choose from, so my options were definitely limited. I knew I wanted AMD APU support and USB 3.0 support. This was one of the even fewer mobo's that checked both of those boxes.