Summary: I paired this up with an i5-4430, 4X2GB Ram, and an r9 280X and i am very pleased with the results. The only issue i had with it was probably a noob mistake on my part. When i was doing an external test i couldnt figure out which prongs to short to boot it but then i read the manual which is well layed out and i got er' done.
Ehhhh... just your standard, barely-works motherboard with POOR tech support
JR from Austin, Amazon
5 May 2014
Summary: Bought this no-frills mobo to go in a work PC and read about them being reliable. Originally purchased from another retailer (that other PC parts retailer) and had to RMA - the RMA process takes horrendously long so ordered another w/ next-day shipping from Amazon. Amazon gets 5 stars as usual. The problem with this motherboard is the 'cute' UEFI BIOS doesn't always... load.
I love this motherboard perfect for first time builder!
26 April 2014
Summary: Well this motherboard was my very first one I have ever purchased. I bought a GeForce GTX 760, i5 core, and two 4gb DDR3 RAM sticks (8gb all together), and I even had the help from a friend who is a tech at Intel, which even lead me to getting the i5 core for dirt cheap (80$ cheap). But I love this motherboard so much extremely user friendly. The onboard Nic works so good that when I play wow my Latency never goes above 45.
Summary: This motherboard came out of the box and worked great. The UEFI bios is easy to use and understand. It makes everything you need to get to easy to get to. It's a very good looking board, and everything is labeled on the board, even which RAM DIMMs you need to fill first. The thing keeping this review from getting the full 5 stars is that the one of the drivers refused to install.
Summary: Usbs are problematic and system hangs on boot. I've built several computers with Asus and Intel boards. This is my first MSI build. Bought two of these boards and made two exact systems. Both frequently get hung up on boot with only the mouse arrow on the screen and the usbs are not hot or turned on. I have to reboot into safe mode and then reboot into normal mode and this fixes the issue sometimes.
Summary: my pc: i-5 4670 gtx 760 8gb ram the board does its job and easy to install and setup. Great Bios which I like it because, it is well organized and I could even use my mouse during the Bios setup. I am a moderate gamer, and my pc with this motherboard runs almost every high end games out there in max settings (except for those require really really high end specs, like crysis 3). And yes, I could run Battlefield 4 with ultra setting.
Summary: This is a really nice board I was building a PC for playing Final Fantasy 14 and this board had everything I was looking for. 4th gen CPU socket. USB 3.0 built in as well as usb a 3.0 header. Alsoc 2 PCI E slots for my Graphics card. But what I found interesting was the LPT header, ps2 keyboard/mouse port and legacy PCI slots it seems like a good board for a system builder with all those older ports and slots. Overall I am happy with my purchase.
Summary: I really like this motherboard, it is better than I expected. I like the BIOS and utilities. I can set my fans without having to read a poorly written manual. I've been an ASUS guy all my life, but I haven't built a machine in 10 years. I read review and chose this one as best combination of price/performance/convenience (meeting setup).