Summary: This board should be sent to the scrap heap. The heat pipes interfeer with the 1st PCI-E slot and forget using more than 1 board. With a video card in the 2nd PCI-E slot, 3 of your SATA connections are useless because they are blocked by the video card. MSI really dropped the ball on this one. For a board this expensive, you'd expect a little better engineering. I'm sending this board back ASAP. I only gave this board 1 star because you can't give it 0 stars.