Summary: The back story: ------------------- OMG! I have been living in a bubble for way too long. Back in 2002/2003 I stopped building my own systems. PC Compatible and Plug And Play didn't work like they were supposed to. So buying a Dell worked out great. They tested and confirmed that their systems would all work as intended and they did for many years. I couldn't have been happier. Until... I bought a Logitech keyboard with backlit keys.
Summary: For a first time ever building a new rig, I had no real difficulties...I love the One Click over-clock feature, even though the manual really wasn't that clear on a few features, but I muddled my way through. Overall, I'm quite satisfied with it!
Summary: As a longtime Asus fan, I recently decided to try MSI for a recent build for graphics. Visually build quality is vary good, install went without a hitch. I really like the new chipset and processor that this board uses. vary snappy performance. Amazons price was the best, so ....gg had better take notice.
Summary: I built a new computer consisting of: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit (PC3 12800) 240-Pin SDRAM KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX AMD A10-5800K APU 3.8Ghz Processor AD580KWOHJBOX Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX500) NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case (Black) and this motherboard and it all went together...
Summary: Great looking board, No problems setting it up both mechanically and with the BIOS. Plenty of SATA connections(8). Have had this board over 4 months. Using this board with a A10-5800K processor, 4 WD VelociRaptor 250 GB drives in RAID 10, 32 GB of corsair memory with Windows 8 Pro OS. My tech skill level is average. This board was my second build.
Summary: I purchased this, as many have, to pair with the A10 5800k.. I find it to be a very high quality board and I only ran into one real issue.. I purchased 2X4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866MHz to go along with it but it took me a while to figure out how to get them to actually run at 1866MHz.. Finally I found out that enabling "Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)" would allow the speed increase. I am using Speccy to view DRAM Frequency and it now correctly reads 933.4MHz.