Summary: I did a lot of research before deciding on this board. I was building my wife a new gaming computer. She needed something fairly bullet proof and could except a wide variety of components. This MB accepts haswell cpu's, 1600 ddr3 ram, PCI express 3.0 GC, and 6.0 sata. MSI is sure winning me over.
Summary: This board houses core i7, 8gb RAM, Kingston 120gb SSD, and my old SATA HD. No additional video card. Windows 7 installed on SSD. It runs like in cruise control mode, without need for BIOS configuration. Windows performance index: CPU 7.7, Graphics 6.5 (with on board video card). Fast, smooth.
Summary: This is a nicely thought out motherboard. I mated it up with an I-5 processor and 16Gb of DDR3 1600 ram and a 256 SSD drive and a secondary 1 Tb hard drive. To begin with it came packaged nicely. Included with it is the back panel template, motherboard, driver disk, and manual.
Summary: I tried to build a budget computer using the new haswell core (i5-4570) and found this little bugger on amazon. Seemed like it has all the features a general user/gamer could want (7.1 surround, 3.0 usb) at a really cheap price.
Summary: My old motherboard was from msi and it was good but this motherboard(yes yes I updated bios and ssds, Samsung ocz 2 and 4) is a piece of junk, Unreliable , random ssd ditection, bios is like one of pink panther's nightmares, bios has a dull structure and once a while it resets all your settings.
Summary: I'll keep it simple; I've been using this board now for a month or two and not had a single issue. The features are exactly as described, the bios is easy to navigate and understand, the board itself is well laid out and easy to create a tidy build with, and I'm not really sure what else to say!