Summary: This is a great motherboard overall. After a year of use it still runs like a champ with the A10-5800k apu in it. The board I received came with messed up bios. The bios are completely usable, except I can't see them when accessing them on start-up. I ordered a second board (from another vendor) a bit later on, and the bios were fine on that board. Updating the bios had no effect on the visual graphics. It also has the word DEMO clearly visible when viewing.
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.