Summary: this mobo has alot of features that others dont have in the same price range like 6gb/s sata transfer. and i like the bios menu which is a mouse clicking type, overclocking is super easy just click and set it to how fast you want it. one thing about this board is there aren't many fan plugin's and with some cpu coolers it runs into your graphics card, same thing with the space between the ram and cpu.
Great bang for the buck! A10-6800k paired with 8GB Ram.
11 November 2013
Summary: Great board. Only has 2 ram slots, not a huge deal but prices of 16GB memory modules aren't cheap enough yet to warrant an upgrade. The only thing I wish i looked at closer was to power 3 monitors this will not do it. You MUST have a Digital Display Port on either your motherboard or the video card you wish to use. So all though it works fine with two monitors with eyefinity, it wont work with 3 unless you get another vid card.
Summary: Well, for its price, this is a great motherboard. I paired it with the APU A4-5300. For everyday computing, this is a great board and that I like how it has a lot of usb port as well as usb 3.0.
Pros: Quality, Ports/IO, Accessory
Cons: IO Shield seems floppy and was a bit hard putting in the case
Summary: I purchased this as part of my first computer build for a HTPC. It came in perfect condition, as expected. Installed without any problem in the case. The CPU also fit and worked without a problem. All other components worked & are fully recognized. The bios are heads and tails better than the old bios that used to be in most motherboards. Works exactly as it should for my build and has all of the standard features and up-gradable options for video cards and the like.
Summary: A nice cheap motherboard to use with my AMD A4-5300 APU. My only complaint is about the Wake Up modes: -the Wake Up On LAN mode is moderately working -no Wake Up on USB mode The cool and quiet options are great. My HTPC works silently without heat.
Summary: Don't get wrong this is a great motherboard for the price but i was not pay attention to the chipset and could gotten a better motherboard But none the less this is a good for the price i paid for it. I recommend this a lot if you on a budget like me.
Summary: I used this in a build for a friend's PC. I haven't had any time to dink around with it really but it seems like it's a solid piece of hardware. I like the board layout, very easy to use and it has all the features my friend needs. Great product.
Summary: I replaced them with Gigabyte boards. As expected, there have been no problems since. I'm giving this board three stars instead of 2 because, after all, half of them are working fine. I love this motherboard, and MSI Utilities are GREAT!
Joshua M. Rodriguez "Sir Josh of The Nentir Vale", Amazon
18 July 2013
Summary: I am upgrading from an ASUS AM3 Motherboard. My last motherboards was great, but didn't support USB 3.0, and I wanted to try the new FM2 A Series Processors. I love this motherboard, and MSI Utilities are GREAT! They have a better GUI then the ASUS counter parts and updating the Motherboard is EASY! I knock of one star because the I/0 Plate feels 100% Cheap. So far I have 4 gigs of Vengeance RAM A8 5600K 3.6 Windows 8 GTX 650 Ti Boost and I am loving it!