Summary: I purchased this motherboard after learning the donor motherboard I was using wouldn't support the new Core 2 Quad processor I had upgraded to. I have been using this motherboard for gaming and general computing three months now with no problems.
Summary: I bought this item about 6 months ago didn't have everything ready when i initially bought it so after about a month i begin to build the rig it ran for maybe 2 months and the PCI port went bad so i sent it back to MSI. I got a NEW board back and put it in and could not get the rig to run at all.
Summary: I use these motherboards to build workstations for radio stations. They always work out of the box. Not even sure if they are available anymore but I still use them. I would recommend them if you are building medium use computers. Not sure if they are a good choice for gaming.
Summary: This motherboard I made a purchased while back for my brother, already had other parts waitting, had an intel dual E5200, with 1 GB of ram and 9500 GT pair up. System is running smoothly, I will buy him more ram and maybe in the future bigger graphics card.
Summary: since i bought this item, the lifetime was stop and now its not working the motherboard and i cannot use now, when am used it is good in running condition but the lifetime its very short, thanks! can i throw or what? can you advise me to what i should do?
Summary: I have this motherboard residing in a old "generic computer" case. I bricked the old motherboard that I owned (a part of that "generic computer"). I thought I had bricked this one too. Turned out that I just hadn't seated the memory properly in the sockets provided.
Summary: I was slightly hesitant to buy this board. More so after my last MSI board died after just one year, yet other boards I've bought in the past are still running strong anyway! So far, I haven't had TOO many problems. Other than the onboard video going crazy and causing massive issues come start up.
Summary: I have to say, at the price this motherboard is, it can't be beat for an average run of the mill home pc. has built in graphics for simplicity, and slightly better features than a production computer. However don't expect a hardcore gaming rig to be based on this board.