Summary: This is the first motherboard I've ever bought/owned. I chose this because I was looking into building PCs and this looked like a good starting ground. This board has all the essential features that you would need. As you can see from the pictures this board is super bare bones. I gave this a 4/5 is because for the money ($90 when I purchased it) this was the best I was going to get.
Summary: Fantastic board for non-overclockers. Also supports Xeon E3 processors for people who don't need integrated graphics. Great price/performance. Note that the Front Panel USB connector location could possibly interfere with a drive cage in smaller cases such as the Silverstone PS07B.
Summary: I bought five of these, four for machines at work, and one for a personal machine. One board was DOA. However, the amazon RMA process was unbelievably easy and the money was credited to my account the same day as UPS picked up the return package. I was able to order a replacement the same day (I couldn't get a straight exchange because it was out of stock with Amazon, but I got it from another seller fulfilled by amazon).
Summary: I have had this motherboard only a month, but so far have not had any problems. The only downside is that I cannot figure out how to turn on my computer from my laptop or cell phone using the on-board Ethernet adapter as I did with my other motherboard.
Summary: This board set up with no issues as a replacement for a major computer manufacturer's motherboard ,which was rife with problems, since buying the desktop 2 months ago. (It is a design issue so getting another motherboard from the manufacturer wouldn't resolve the problem) Push one key to set the memory size and load the driver CD and it was good to go. Make sure to set the CPU fan temperature limit in the bios, otherwise the CPU fan runs wide open.
Summary: I currently run this in my ESXI Server. Running 32 GB of ram and a i3 for a few game servers and generally for testing applications on different OS's. Bios is easy to navigate and I haven't had any trouble with it so far. ESXI installed right out of the box, no changes in the BIOs were necessary. The i3's do not support VT-d but the board does (says the manual).
Summary: Boots through to Windows instantly. Not an overclockers dream but it's superbly stable and recognized all my hardware. Using it with Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 a Radeon 7970 and 2x4GB 1.35V DDR3 1600.
Summary: i can't say here, its the best, as we all know there is a higher models and much more advanced motherboards, but in comparison this MB is really worth it and is very nicely done military class components is off the hook, very good looking heat sinks, and very nice finish with great accessories as-well OC Genie II: Auto OC, done it and it is a 1 second as they say, also some forums say this MB will not OC your CPU only Rams, but no my I5 3570k is OC in Auto Mode in a...
Summary: MSI have really created some great products in the last few years both in terms of hardware manufacturing and software integration. This board is no different; it's a perfect fit for i3- and low end i5- ivy-bridge parts if you are not looking to overclock. BIOS management for this board is comparable to 200 dollar ASUS or ASrock motherboards. the only negative I can think of is that the board only supports controls for three fans, including the CPU fan.