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: 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.
Nice FM2 socket/APU processor motherboard with good mix of features
2 July 2013
Summary: The MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 MicroATX board is a great choice for most users. Here's a detailed analysis of the board: THE GOOD: + Has onboard buzzer so no need to connect external speaker. + Has VGA, DVI & HDMI ports, with any 2 or 3 being able to be used simultaneously (according to the manual, not tested by me). + The A75 chipset has the following advantages over the A55: * SATA ports (6 total) are 6Gb/S instead of 3Gb/S. * 2 of the 8 USB ports on the rear panel are USB3.
Summary: I used MSI on my first gaming build and everything went flawless. I went with another brand with my second build and had problems, so I can right back to MSI. I'm using this board mainly for a media center build and coupled with the price, the amount of extra's you get for the form factor are hard to beat. I like the 6 SATA III ports for drives, the included video chip sets, the amount of USB ports (with USB 3) and the amount of accessory slots.
Summary: I like this board, and it's served me quite well. My only real complaint about it would be the memory slots. First, there are only two of them. This is a budget-friendly micro-ATX board so I get that. No big deal. Second is that they're a little too close to the processor. The Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 CPU (APU) cooler I installed is pushed right up against the Corsair Vengeance memory I installed. Again, probably my fault and preventable.
Summary: This is a good, basic motherboard. I put in an A10 CPU and 8gb of RAM and a decent CPU cooler and had it in my HTPC and up and running in a short time period with no issues. I had it outputting DTS-HD and Dolby TruHD easily over HDMI on Win7 with the Shark007 codec pack. For a total outlay of under $250 for the upgrade, it's pretty amazing, and uses so little power that the HTPC is quieter than the fans on my 65" DLP.
Summary: Wanted to upgrade to the newer AMD chips with their on chip graphics and I needed a PCI slot for my audio card. This is a micro-board but I put it in a full size case. Works fine with plenty of SATA plugins, All SATA, Has no IDE plug. Only two memory slots. The video is very good but I don't game either but movies look great. Has USB3, which I think is a bit over rated but helps speed up USB2 flash drives. Plenty of USB plugins available.